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Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (IATA code: LOS) is an international airport located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. The airport is also known as Lagos Airport and is a mojor airport, serving the whole of Lagos State. The airport has undergone development in recent years,with a number of facilities updated (such as the airport's luggage belts) and a number of restaurants and duty-free stores have opened.

The airport acts as a hub for a number of airlines: Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Azman Air, Med-View Airline, Air Peace, Dana Air, ValueJet and Ibom Air.

Did you know? Murtala Muhammed International Airport is named after Murtala Muhammed, the fourth military ruler of Nigeria.

Airport terminal


Facilities at Murtala Muhammed International Airport include:

ATM cash machines, provided by Zenith, are available within the terminal and available 24-hours a day.

Baby Care: 
Washrooms are equipped with baby care facilities.

There are a number of banks providing services at the airport.

Duty Free is available in the International Terminal. A small selection of shops are also available to purchase snacks, drinks and travel essentials.

There are a number of eating options, including fast-food and sit-down options.

Postal Services: 
There is a post office in the International Terminal.

There are Christian and Muslim prayer rooms, located Airside.

Available in some of the lounges.

Rest Zones: 
The airport has a Relaxation Centre on the Food Court Level.

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Lounges at Murtala Muhammed International Airport include:

Lagos Lounge: 
International Terminal, Landside, paid entry available.

Gabfol Lounge (for Arik Air Wing): 
Domestic Terminal 1, for qualifying Arik Air passengers (paid entry available).

Gabfol Lounge (for Arik Air Wing): 
International Terminal, for qualifying Arik Air passengers (paid entry available).

Llegada Arrival Lounge at Lagos Airport: 
Multiple locations: International Terminal, Landside, Wing D, and International Terminal, Landside, Wing E. Paid entry available.

Oasis Lounge: 
International Terminal, Airside, D-Wing, paid entry available.

Premium Lounge: 
International Terminal, Airside, E-Wing, paid entry available.

SDS Lounge: 
International Terminal, Airside, E-Wing, paid entry available.

Skyway Premium Lounge: 
International Terminal, Airside, E-Wing, paid entry available.

VIP Lounge: 
Domestic Terminal, Airside, paid entry available.

Airport runway

Terminals & Runways


Lagos Airport has two terminals, located one kilometre apart. MMA1 is run by the government and mostly handles international traffic. MMA2 is privately owned and mostly serves domestic traffic. MMA2 is newly built and provides a spacious and modern environment, whereas the older international terminal is somewhat aged. Both terminals provide eateries shops and several airport lounges.


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Fly to Murtala Muhammed International Airport from:

Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Akure, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Beirut, Benin City, Calabar, Cairo, Casablanca, Dakar–Diass, Doha, Douala, Dubai–International, Enugu, Frankfurt, Freetown, Ibadan, Istanbul, Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Kigali, Libreville, Lomé, London–Heathrow, Luanda, Malabo, Milan–Malpensa, Monrovia, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, New York–JFK, Owerri, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Port Harcourt–NAF, Port Harcourt–Omagwa, Sal, Sharjah, Uyo, Warri

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Top Destinations

Popular routes include:

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Lagos to Accra (LOS - ACC)

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Lagos to London (LOS - LCY)

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Lagos to Banjul (LOS - BJL)

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Lagos to New York (LOS - LGA)

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Lagos to Paris (LOS - CDG)

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How To Get To Murtala Muhammed International Airport

By Car Rental:

The following companies have on-site facilities: Europcar and Hertz

By Taxi:

Taxis can be picked up from the ground transportation area of the airport. Taxis charge a flat rate.

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