The leading airline in Nigeria, Air Peace has suspended its flights to Makurdi Airport, Benue state.
The suspension come less than 3 months after the airline commenced the flights to Makurdi, Benue State. Recall that on December 7, 2020, Air Peace announced that they have started flights to Makurdi from Lagos and Abuja.
The airline first signed an agreement with the Benue State government in 2018. After 2 years, the airline announced that they are ready to start flights to Makurdi.
Although air Peace did not officially disclose the reason the flights to Makurdi was suspended, Sagetravels team findings review that the reason for the suspension of the flights was due to lack of facilities at the Benue airport.
Nearby Airports – The Airports Close To Makurdi And The Distance.
Since the Benue State Airport is closed, there is a need to check other alternative airports. Although it depends on where you’re going to in Benue State. Two airports are close to Makurdi and they are Abuja Airport and Enugu Airport.
The Distance From Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to Makurdi Benue State
Those coming from Lagos and other far states may consider flying to Abuja Airport and completing the journey via taxi. From Lagos to Benue according to Google is 13 hr 33 min (777.1 km) via Sagamu-Benin Expy/A121. Going through Abuja may save you some stress and reduce your travel time too.
According to Google, the distance from Abuja to Makurdi is 4 hr 53 min (320.7 km) via A234 and Makurdi – Jos Rd/A3 and 6 hr 13 min (354.1 km) via Ankpa – Aukpa Rd.
The Distance From Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu to Makurdi Benue State.
Enugu state is another state that has a functional airport that is close to Makurdi. According to Google, it takes 5 hr 7 min (262.1 km) via Enugu – Makurdi Road/A3 and Ankpa – Aukpa Rd to get to Makurdi from Enugu Airport.
From the above, it shows that Abuja is closer to Makurdi than Enugu. Before choosing between Enugu and Abuja, first, check your final destination to know which state is closer to you.
Other Airlines That Go To Makurdi, Benue State
For now, there is no airline operating flight to Makurdi airport. Makurdi airport is closed until further notice.