Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport DNKN
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Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport DNKN

Aminu Idriss | - 06/14/2018
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Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport DNKN: Serving Kano, the capital of the Kano State of Nigeria, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport is sometimes referred to as MAKIA and is a major transit point for the annual Muslim Haji to Mecca. Hajj 2018 will take place in August. Here are the airport details.

Cities: Kano Country:  Nigeria
Elevation: 1,562ft/476m Latitude/longitude: 12.0456° N, 8.5221° E
Operating hours: 24/7 Airport type: International
Slots: N/A Runways:  2
Timezone: UTC +1 AOE:  Yes 
Tower frequency: 118.1 Ground frequency:  123.6
On the Ground

Airport location: Approximately 30 minutes driving time from the city centre

Types of aircraft handled: All categories

Number of aircraft handled: About 20 A/C Domestic and International of all categories

Longest runway: 1,562ft/476m

Navaid available: Yes

Fire category: CAT 9

Equipment available: Full GSE for all aircrafts available including towbar

Fuel types: AvGas / Jet A1

Operational Information

Lead time for permit approval: 

Applying through NCAA with valid documents allows for permits approval within 24hrs

Crew visas: Not required

Customs: Available

Alternative airports: DNKA, DNAA, DNJO

Other cities served: Dutse, Katsina, Gombe, Kaduna

Important numbers: 

  • Fire: 112
  • Police: +2348032419754, +2348123821575 or 199
  • AIS: +2348053098223 / +2348065092140
Tourist Information


The climate in Kanu is tropical savanna so it’s usually quite hot throughout the year and becomes cooler from December to February. Average temperatures of 26.4 degrees Celsius (79.5 degrees Fahrenheit).

Security: Kano is a peaceful and safe place


  • Tahir Guest Palace Hotel
  • Royal Tropicana Hotel
  • Green Palace Hotel


  • Emir Palace
  • Kano Zoo
  • Silver Jubilee Monument
  • Hausa Museum

For more information on this airport and to visit the official website, click here

For support with your flight operations to Kano, contact UAS