LOS Lagos Airport Info & Guide
Where is Lagos Airport?
Not only is it the largest city in Africa, but with 17.5+ million inhabitants, the UN estimates that Lagos (Nigeria) will be third largest mega city in the world by 2015 after Tokyo (Japan) and Mumbai (India).
Located on the Atlantic coast Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea, west of the Niger River delta, Lagos' port has a long history. Today, Lagos is known for its music and nightlife.
Lagos International Airport (IATA: LOS, ICAO: DNMM), officially Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, also referred to as Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport, or simply Lagos Airport, is located in Ikeja, a suburb of the city of Lagos, in Lagos State, Nigeria. While the airport is sometimes referred to as MMIA Airport, this is not an official airport code. The airport is named to honour Murtala Muhammed, a former Nigerian military head of state.
In 2012, Lagos Airport served 15,176,998 passengers, and is Nigeria's busiest airport.
Lagos Airport's two terminals, one international and one domestic, are located 1 kilometre apart, but share the same runways. Leave lots of time if you need to change terminals.
Lagos Airport is a hub for Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Associated Aviation, Chanchangi Airlines and Med-View Airline. Other airlines that fly to Lagos Airport include Air France, Alitalia, ASKY Airlines, British Airways, Camair-Co, Dana Air, Delta Air Lines, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Iberia, IRS Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Middle East Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Rwandair, South African Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Cities with flights to Lagos Airport include Abu Dhabi, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Amman, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cairo, Casablanca, Dakar, Doha, Douala, Dubai, Frankfurt, Freetown, Houston, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Libreville, London, Madrid, Monrovia, Nairobi, New York, Paris, Rome and Warri.
Your best bet for a Lagos Airport transfer is a taxi. Details on all options are included in this guide.
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The International Terminal at Lagos Airport is open 24 hours, while the Domestic Terminal closes overnight.
Keep your expectations low: IHateTaxis has just heard about a report of the airport not even having toilet paper.
The Nigerian currency, the naira, is non-convertible. While USD may easily be exchanged at major hotels, banks and foreign exchange offices, visitors should expect to pay most bills using the local currency. Nigeria is a cash economy, and it is usually necessary to carry sufficient currency to cover the expenses of a planned visit, which makes travelers an attractive target for criminals.
Credit cards are rarely accepted beyond a few upscale hotels. Due to credit card fraud in Nigeria and by cohorts in the United States, credit card use should be considered carefully.
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