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Murtala Muhammed International Airport is a public airport owned and operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. This airport is the major airport serving the entire state. MMIA was initially built during World War II and the name of the airport was after the fourth military ruler of Nigeria, Murtala Muhammed. The airport is a hub for the following airlines
- Aero Contractors
- Arik Air
- Azman Air
- Med-View Airline
- Air Peace
- Dana Air
- Ibom Air
The airport has two runways; 18R/36L which is 3,900 meters long-running in the asphalt surface and 18L/36R which is 2,743 meters running in the asphalt surface. The airport has an elevation of 135 feet with coordinates 06°34’38” N 003°19’16” E.
The codes for the airport are as follows: IATA: LOS, ICAO: DNMM and associated Zip Code 100272. The statistics of 2011 done by the National Bureau of Statistics and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria showed that the airport had an economic impact by a boost with $711 million funding and 123.3 thousand funding impact on the social status of the country.
The airport houses the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, the head office of Accident Investigation Bureau, and the Lagos office of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
The video below shows a video inside Lagos Airport:
Murtala Muhammed Airport History
The airport was built during World War II with West African Airways Corporation operating from it after its formation in 1947. De Havilland Doves and larger Douglas Dakotas were added from 1957 into the Ikeja-based fleet.
The airport was initially known as Lagos International Airport which was later renamed in the 1970s following the construction of the new international terminal. The airport was renamed after a former Nigerian Military head of state Murtala Muhammed. The new terminal which was modeled after Amsterdam Airport Schiphol officially opened on 15th of March 1979 and was allocated to Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air.
The Airport consists of two terminals; domestic and international terminals which are located 1 kilometer away from each other. In 2000 there was a fire outbreak in the domestic terminal which caused the domestic operations to be relocated to the old Lagos domestic terminal. This fire outbreak brought about commissioning of a new terminal construction on 7th April 2007 by private funding by an agency known as MMA2.
In the 1980 and 1990 period the security of the airport became dangerous as travellers were harassed both inside and outside the airport. The FAA suspended the air services between Lagos and the US as the airport did not meet the ICAO standards. The immigration officers demanded bribes for stamps and the custom officers charged unnecessary charges to the travellers. There were a lot of jets being attacked and cargos being stolen.
In 1999, the newly elected democratic leader instituted a “shoot on sight” policy for the criminals which reduced the crime rates at the airport. The improvements brought to an end the suspensions by the FAA of direct flights in 2001. The airport in 2010 was granted its highest safety rating by the FAA. This brought the statistics to 6,273,545 passengers that were served by the airport in 2010.
There have been improvements in the recent years such as repairs of malfunctioning air conditioning, luggage belts repair, cleaned airport, new restaurants opened and duty free shops. There have been a lot of bilateral agreements between different countries with lots of airlines landing at the airport such as Emirates, Ocean Air, Delta and China Southern Airlines.
Murtala Muhammed International Airport Airlines and Destinations
|Aero Contractors||Abuja, Asaba, Benin City, Calabar, Enugu, Kano, Owerri, Port Harcourt-Omagwa, Uyo|
|Africa World Airlines||Accra|
|Air Cote d’Ivoire||Abidjan|
|Air France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Air Peace||Abuja, Accra, Akure, Asaba, Banjul, Benin City, Calabar, Dakar-Diass, Enugu, Freetown, Ibadan, Ibom, Kebbi, Monrovia, Owerri, Port-Harcourt-NAF, Port Harcourt-Omagwa, Sharjah|
|Air Senegal||Accra, Dakar-Diass|
|Arik Air||Abuja, Accra, Asaba, Benin City, Calabar, Dakar-Diass, Enugu, Ibom, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, Luanda, Monrovia, Owerri, Port Harcourt-Omagwa, Port Harcourt-NAF, Uyo, Warri|
|ASKY Airlines||Douala, Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo, Libreville, Lome|
|Azman Air||Abuja, Kano|
|Cabo Verde Airlines||Sal|
|Delta Air Lines||Atlanta, New York, JFK|
|Ethiopian airlines||Addis Ababa|
|Etihad Airways||Abu Dhabi|
|Kenya Airways||Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta|
|Middle East airlines||Abidjan, Beirut|
|Royal Air Maroc||Casablanca|
|South African Airways||Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo|
|TAAG Angola Airlines||Luanda|
|Air France Cargo||N’Djamena, Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|DHL Aviation||Accra, Bamako, Brussels, Cotonou, Malabo|
|Emirates SkyCargo||Dubai-Al Maktoum|
|Ethiopian Airlines Cargo||Accra, Addis Ababa, Kigali, Liege, London-Heathrow, Miami, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo|
|Lufthansa Cargo||Frankfurt, Johannesburg-O.R Tambo|
|Qatar Airways Cargo||Accra, Doha|
|Saudia Cargo||Dubai-Al Maktoum, Jeddah, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Riyadh, Sharjah|
|Turkish Airline Cargo||Dubai-Al Maktoum, Istanbul-Ataturk|
Lagos airport Passenger Statistics
This data shows the statistics of the number of passenger movements into the airport and was conducted by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria’s Aviation Sector Summary Reports.
Lagos Airport Accidents and Incidents
On the 20th of November 1969, a Nigerian Airways with Flight number 825 crashed while approaching the airport and all the 87 passengers on board and the crew lost their lives.
In 1981, an Arax Airlines flight, Douglas C-47B 5N-ARA was damaged beyond repair in an accident.
On 26th of November 1992, a Nigerian Air Force with flight number C-130 Hercules crashed three minutes after take-off close to Ejigbo canal due to three engines failure caused by the high take-off weights. All 158 on board lost their lives.
On 7th of November 1996, an ADC Airline Flight 86 while approaching the airport tried to evade a potential collision which caused it to flip upside down and the flight disintegrated on impact and killed all 153 passengers and crew.
On 22nd October 2005, Bellview Airlines flight 210 crashed after take-off to Abuja and all 117 on board lost their lives
June 3rd 2012, Dana Air Flight 361 crashed after banking sharply prior to attempting landing and killed 153 on board and 10 on the ground.
On 3rd October 2013, Associated Aviation Flight 361crashed shortly after take-off killing 15 people with 5 survivors.
On 13th February 2018, Delta Air Lines Flight which was enroute to Atlanta Georgia suffered a fire which was caught in the left engine and returned to Lagos for a safe landing after fire suppression. The flight was evacuated and 5 passengers had minor injuries during the evacuation.
On 15th of May 2019, an Air Peace Boeing from Port Harcourt to Lagos suffered a hard landing on runway 18R that caused damages to the Engine and landing gear. No injuries were reported.
You can check and track flights and real time departures by visiting the links http://www.flightstats.com/v2/flight-tracker/departures/LOS or http://www.lagos-airport.com/departures.php
|W3 710||Arik Air Limited||06:00||07:15||Abuja|
|A2M 2318||Azman Air||06:45||07:55||Kaduna|
|AJ 141||Aero Contractors||07:00||08:30||Kano|
|W3 740||Arik Air Limited||07:00||08:10||Port Harcourt|
|W3 720||Arik Air Limited||07:00||08:15||Abuja|
|OJ 1179||Overland Airways||07:00||07:25||Cotonou|
|AJ 195||Aero Contractors||07:15||08:30||Asaba|
|OJ 1190||Overland Airways||07:30||07:50||Ibadan|
|W3 630||Arik Air Limited||07:40||08:50||Warri|
|AJ 311||Aero Contractors||08:00||09:10||Port Harcourt|
|OJ 1187||Overland Airways||08:30||09:15||Ilorin|
|A2M 2313||Azman Air||10:00||11:20||Kano|
|OJ 1182||Overland Airways||10:30||11:15||Lome|
|A2M 2322||Azman Air||10:30||11:30||Abuja|
|W3 742||Arik air Limited||11:00||12:10||Port Harcourt|
|AJ 313||Aero Contractors||11:00||12:10||Port Harcourt|
|W3 724||Arik Air Limited||11:00||12:15||Abuja|
|W3 662||Arik Air Limited||11:00||12:20||Jos|
|AJ 119||Aero Contractors||11:20||12:35||Abuja|
|AJ 151||Aero Contractors||11:20||12:30||Uyo|
|A2M 2350||Azman Air||12:30||13:10||Imo|
|A2M 2324||Azman Air||13:00||14:00||Abuja|
|W3 840||Arik Air Limited||13:00||14:10||Imo|
|AJ 351||Aero Contractors||13:15||14:25||Warri|
|TK 6321||Turkish Airlines||14:00||16:30||Dakar|
|W3 624||Arik Air Limited||15:00||16:00||Benin City|
|W3 744||Arik Air Limited||15:00||16:10||Port Harcourt|
|W3 726||Arik Air Limited||16:00||17:15||Abuja|
|ET 3940||Ethiopian Airlines||16:00||23:30||Addis Ababa|
|A2M 2326||Azman Air||17:00||18:00||Abuja|
|AJ 317||Aero Contractors||17:40||19:05||Port Harcourt|
|AJ 129||Aero Contractors||18:00||19:10||Abuja|
|AJ 129||Aero Contractors||18:00||19:10||Abuja|
|W3 735||Arik Air Limited||19:00||20:15||Abuja|
|W3 710||Arik Air Limited||06:00||07:15||Abuja|
To track arrival flights and real time arrivals at Murtala Muhammed International Airport you can visit the following links; http://www.lagos-airport.com/arrivals.php or http://www.flightstats.com/v2/flight-tracker/arrivals/LOS
|A2M 2310||Azman Air||07:30||08:20||Kano|
|OJ 1180||Overland Airways||08:00||08:25||Cotonou|
|A2M 2321||Azman Air||07:45||08:45||Abuja|
|W3 741||Arik Air Limited||09:00||10:10||Port Harcourt|
|W3 721||Arik Air Limited||09:00||10:15||Abuja|
|AJ 142||Aero Contractors||09:00||10:30||Kano|
|AJ 312||Aero Contractors||09:40||10:50||Port Harcourt|
|TK 6321||Turkish Airlines||07:40||12:30||Istanbul|
|AJ 196||Aero Contractors||11:40||12:55||Asaba|
|W3 631||Arik Air Limited||12:35||13:45||Warri|
|W3 743||Arik Air Limited||13:00||14:10||Port Harcourt|
|AJ 152||Aero Contractors||13:00||14:10||Uyo|
|W3 725||Arik Air Limited||13:00||14:15||Abuja|
|ET 3941||Ethiopian Airlines||11:00||14:30||Addis Ababa|
|A2M 2351||Azman Air||14:00||14:40||Imo|
|W3 661||Arik Air Limited||14:00||15:20||Kaduna|
|W3 841||Arik Air Limited||14:50||16:00||Imo|
|AJ 314||Aero Contractors||16:00||17:10||Port Harcourt|
|AJ 128||Aero Contractors||16:15||17:30||Abuja|
|W3 625||Arik Air Limited||16:30||17:30||Benin City|
|A2M 2327||Azman Air||17:00||18:00||Abuja|
|W3 745||Arik air Limited||17:00||18:10||Port Harcourt|
|OJ 1192||Overland Airways||18:00||18:20||Ibadan|
|A2M 2312||Azman air||17:30||18:40||Kano|
|AJ 352||Aero Contractors||17:55||19:05||Warri|
|W3 727||Arik Air Limited||18:00||19:15||Abuja|
|OJ 1188||Overland Airways||19:00||19:50||Ilorin|
|AJ 130||Aero Contractors||19:40||20:50||Abuja|
|AJ 318||Aero Contractors||19:35||21:10||Port Harcourt|
|W3 734||Arik Air Limited||19:45||21:10||Abuja|
|W3 736||Arik Air Limited||21:00||22:15||Abuja|
Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminals
Murtala Muhammed International Airport consists of two terminals; Domestic Terminal and International terminal.
This terminal is a modern terminal and consists of many facilities which are in a good state to serve the travellers. This terminal is owned privately by Bi-Courtney Aviation Service and is allocated to serve handle domestic flights within the country. Transferring between this terminal and the international terminal can be by use of a taxi or by foot since it is only 2 kilometers apart
The domestic terminal consists of three levels;
Ground Level- this level is the arrival level and contains concourses, check-in and it is where transportation access can be found. Facilities in this level includes information desk, restrooms, banking services, foods and drinks, retail stores and ticketing offices.
First Level- this is the departure level and consists of Arik Air Wing Boarding area and a VIP lounge. The services and facilities available for travelers in this level include foods and drinks, retail stores, information desk and restrooms.
Second level- This is the Airline’s Offices level with plenty of restrooms.
This terminal is owned by the government of Nigeria and was opened in 1979. It is dedicated to handle international flight and cargo services to Africa, Middle East, UAE and some destinations in Europe. Transferring between the terminal and the domestic terminal can be through a taxi or by foot.
The terminal contains three levels;
Ground Level- this level is dedicated for arrivals.
First Level- this is the departure level and here you can find boarding areas E-Wing and D-Wing. Some VIP Lounges are also located in this level.
Mezzanine Level- this level contains some VIP lounges and amenities such as retail concessions and different outlets.
Murtala Muhammed Lounges
Murtala Muhammed International Airport consists of twelve lounges with different accessible facilities by travelers and different access ability.
This lounge is located in the Domestic Terminal in the Arik Air wing and offers services from 06:0 am to 08:00 pm. In this lounge you can access Wifi and internet, newspapers and magazines, showers upon payment, TV and disabled services upon request
This lounge is located in the first level of the domestic terminal and offers services from 06:30 to the last departure of the day. You can have access to this lounge at rates of N3,000 for adults and N1,500 for children. Services you can find in this lounge are newspapers and magazines, printing services and copiers, telephone, TV and Wifi access.
Platinum Membership Lounge
This lounge is located on the first level of the domestic terminal in the departure hall and offers services from 06:00 am to the last departure of the day. You can access this lounge at annual rates of N350,000. The services you can enjoy in this lounge include VIP parking and Protocol services, newspapers and magazines, Wifi access, TV, disabled access, foods and drinks, printers and copiers.
Air France/ KLM Lounge
This lounge is located in the International terminal and offers services from 11:00 am to 11: 30 pm. Services you can enjoy include newspapers and magazines, beer and wine and internet access.
British Airways Lounge
You can find this lounge in the international terminal and offer services from 05:30 pm to 10:30 pm. In this lounge you can enjoy services like TV, Wifi access, alcohol drinks, food, copiers and printer services.
This lounge is located in E-Wing of the Mezzanine level of the international terminal offering services from 06:00am to 00:00. Services to enjoy include alcoholic drinks, showers, newspapers and magazines, a smoking area, telephone TV and Wifi access.
Skyway Premium Lounge
This lounge is located in wind E of the international terminal operating for 24 hours. Services to find here are newspapers and magazines, Wifi, showers, smoking area, TV
This is located wing E of the International terminal operating from 06:00 to 11:00 pm and consists of services such as smoking areas, showers, printers and copiers, Conference facilities, Wifi, telephone and disabled access.
This lounge is located in the departure area of the international terminal offering services from 07:00am to 10:00 pm. Services offered includes newspapers and magazines, snacks, internet, children’s play area, games room, tablets, disabled access, beer and wine
This lounge is located in the departure area of first level in wing D of the international terminal offering services from 06:30am to 11:00 pm. Services offered includes newspapers and magazines showers Wifi and internet access and disabled access
SDS Lounge Services
This lounge is located in the departure level in wing E of international terminal operating for 24 hours and offers services such as newspapers and magazines, foods, showers flight monitors, TV, disabled access, sleeper beds, telephone, and snacks
SDS Llegada Arrival Lounge
This lounge is located in wing D and wing E of the international terminal offering their services for 24 hours. Their services include disabled access, showers, internet access telephone, TV and Wifi.
Lagos Airport Parking
Murtala Muhammed International Airport offers parking facilities to their customers at a standardized rate. There is the Multi-Storey Car Park located in the domestic terminal with 800 public parking spaces.
The parking services rates are:
- 0 to 1 hour for N400
- Additional Hours for N100 per hour
- Overnight parking for N2,700 flat rate
- In case of ticket loss you will pay N2,700
- Buses for N3,500
Lost and Found at Lagos’ Airport
In case you lose you item or any personal effect within the airport, you can contact the main airport information desk though the number +234 1 493 3385 or file a claim through http://alflostitemreport.online/report_lost_property.php?m=prop
The official customer service number for Murtala Muhammed International Airport is +234 1 493 3385 and the official website for the airport is http://www.lagos-airport.com/
For real time weather updates at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, you can check from http://en.allmetsat.com/metar-taf/south-atlantic.php?icao=DNMM. You can also contact your airline to check if your flight is affected by the weather conditions.
Lagos Airport Map
Hotels near Murtala Muhammed/Lagos Airport
|Hotel||Guest Rating||Price in USD||Booking and reservations|
|Welcome Center||8.0||$57||For booking visit http://www.booking.com/welcome-center/. Free breakfast offered|
|Golden Tulip Essential Lagos Airport Hotel||7.6||$84||For booking visit http://www.booking.com/golden-tulip-essential-lagos-airport-hotel/|
|Shoregate S||8.1||$110||For booking visit http://www.booking.com/shoregate-s/|
|Legend Hotel Lagos Airport||8.7||$187||For booking visit http://www.booking.com/legeng-hotel-lagos-hotel/ with free cancellation|
|GolfView Hotel||7.5||$89||For bookings visit http://www.booking.com/golfview-hotel|
|Hotel Atlantic||7.3||$62||For bookings visit http://www.booking.com/hotel-atlantic/|
|Fort Ross Hotel||7.9||$51||For bookings visit http://www.booking.com/fort-ross-hotel/|
|Organico House||No Ratings Available||$26||For bookings and reservation visit http://www.booking.com/organico-house/ with free cancellations|
|Genesis Sojourner||7.9||$110||For bookings and reservations visit http://www.booking.com/genesis-sojourner/|
|Royal View hotel||6.3||$64||For booking and reservations visit http://www.booking.com/royal-view/ with free cancellations|
|Radisson Hotel, Lagos Ikeja||7.8||$132||For bookings and reservations visit http://www.booking.com/radisson-hotel/lagos-ikeja/ and offers free breakfast|
|Rollace hotel||7.6||$61||For booking and reservations visit http://www.booking.com/rollace-hotel/ with free breakfast offered.|
Lagos Airport Facilities
There is a bank that is operational, an ATM and a bureau de exchange where you can exchange currencies located in international terminals.
There are a lot of choices in terms of outlets to grab some food ranging from restaurants and bars all around the terminals.
There is availability of trolleys in both terminals which you can use to transport your luggage to different points within the airport.
Lost and Found
There is a lost and found unit that deals with lost item queries and claims.
There are duty-free shopping stores in the international terminal but with limited choices.
There are medical facilities around the airport and health officers to react to emergencies in case of any.
Conference and Business
There is a great choice of business and VIP lounges in the terminal complex with extensive and business facilities. There is a room for up to 350 delegates located at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel.
Internet and Wifi
There is internet access and Wifi access in different lounges in both the terminals. Free Wifi is available in the departure areas.
A post office is located in in the international terminal readily accessible and operational.
There are 750 slots for short term car parking at the airport and also long term stays at standardized rates.
There is a great variety of restrooms in different lounges in both terminals where you can shower and change clothes.
There is a tourist information desk in both terminals of the airport where you can make enquiries about your flight and airlines and report any case of lost items.
International Destinations from Lagos Airport
|Destination||Mode of transport|
|Victoria island||From Murtala Muhammed airport, take an Uber to Victoria island. It is 25.3 km away, 18 minutes ride. It will cost $5-$7 USD|
|Lekki||Take a taxi from the airport. Lekki is 106.8 km away. It is a 1 hour 42 minutes ride and you will incur a cost of $30-$40 USD|
|Lagos||Take a taxi or Uber to Lagos, they are available on demand. It is a 16 minutes ride and it will cost you $4-$7 USD. It is a 23 km journey|
|Abuja||Take a taxi to Lagos, 12.3 km away. It’s a 9 minutes ride. From Lagos, to Abuja, take a shuttle. It is an 8 hour journey, and will cost you $19. From the bus station, take a taxi to the city. It is a 7.3 km journey and it will cost you $3-$5 to the city.|
|Scoan||Take a taxi to Egbe road. It is a 13 min journey. It is a 13.8 km journey. It will cost you around $5-$7 USD by Metro Taxi|
|Ikoyi||Take an Uber from the airport to Ikoyi. It will take a duration of 23 minutes to Ikoyi and will cost you an estimated $6-$8 USD. It is a distance of 31.3 km|
|Faro||Take a taxi from the airport to Faro. It is a 3 hr. 17 minutes ride. It’s 251.4 km away and you are expected to pay $70-$90 USD. You can use Metro taxi|
|Eco hotel||Take an Uber to Eko Hotel. It is a 20 minutes ride. It is 28.1 km away. Estimated cost to be incurred is $5-$8 USD|
|New York||Take a flight to New York JFK. It is a 11h 40m flight and will cost you $550-$800. Take a train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain. It is an 11 minutes ride. It will cost you $5. From Jamaica to Penn station. It’s a 20m ride and will cost you $4-$6|
|Kano||Book a flight to Kano. It is a 1 hr journey, and will cost you $60-$140 USD. From Kano airport, take a taxi to Kano town. It is a 7 min ride, 6.1 km away. It will cost you around $3-$4 USD|
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