The Airport is located in the city of Ikeja, 14 miles northwest of the city of Lagos, State of Lagos, and is Nigeria's largest airport, accessible from Lagos by a highway (driving time 30 minutes)..
With a yearly passenger count of over 14 million and two long runways, Murtala Muhammed International Airport is hub for Air Nigeria & Arik Air, and is served by many international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
The passenger service charge is about N2,500.
- The on-Airport Courtney Hotel opposite the Airport is presently under construction.
- The Sheraton Lagos Hotel, 4km or 2.5 miles from the Airport, offers conference & business facilities for up to 350 persons (tel: (01) 280 0100; its site at www.sheratonlagos.com opens an external website in a new tab.
Murtala Muhammed Airport has two passenger terminals in close proximity - operated by different entities:
- The MMA1 terminal is operated by the Government (see: http://www.faannigeria.org/index.php/airports/international-airports/lagos-mma1)
- The MMA2* terminal is operated by private enterprise 'Bi-Courtney' (see: http://www.mma2.com.ng/).
- It was determined that MMA2 will be able to handle flights & passengers during the propsed closure of the Abuja airport. 'All safety, security & specific passenger facilitation requirements will be put in place to address airlines' specifc needs within 24 hours'.
- MMIA2 is Nigeria's foremost airport, and 'second cleanest facility in Lagos State'.
- MMIA1 terminal is the opposite: There is no air conditioning inside, security checks are done over and over at different stages of the terminal (give yourself plenty of time), facilities deteriorate, elevators/elevators mostly don't work, baggage trolley fee must be paid in cash, carousels & conveyor belts falling apart, etc.