Jos Airport, also known as Yakubu Gowon Airport, serves as one of the major domestic gateways in Nigeria. It was commissioned in 1988 by Anthony Okpere who was the Minister of Aviation then. He directed the project to benefit from strategic location and make it easy for travellers to reach other parts of the country from the Middle Belt. Only one airline serves passengers at Jos Airport, however. Arik Air, the local airline, transports travellers to and from Lagos, one of the biggest cities in Nigeria.
Landing on Jos Airport is relatively smooth due to its long runway measuring 8555ft by 148ft. The strip is made of asphalt which enables it to withstand the impact of incoming and departing planes. Pilots will also have reasonable visibility as the brightness of the edge lights is intense.
Upon landing on the airport, travellers can visit the city of Jos, a highly populated city where people from different cultures live with each other. This sometimes causes clashes, especially young gangs divided about their Christian and Muslim beliefs. The city, however, for the most part, is peaceful which continuously attracts migrants coming from other regions in Nigeria.
For travellers who need more information about Jos, they can ask customer service personnel in major Nigerian ports of entry such as Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.
Services and Facilities
The amenities in Jos Airport, at present, are basic at best. There are many concessioning and investment opportunities, however, for those who'd like to establish the following: petrol filling station, restaurants, snack bars, VIP lounges, car hire services, banking hall, water bottling, warehousing solutions, cold storage facilities, airport advertisements, and many more.