Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal LOS - operated by Bi-Coutney Avaiation Services limited -serves the Nigerian State of Lagos and its capital city.
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.
BEWARE of pickpockets and those posing as officials! If you drive, make sure your tank is full and be alert when in a traffic jam (have your valuables on your person and the rest in the trunk or on the floor where it can’t be seen from outside. Keep doors and windows locked & don’t drive at dark.