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Nigeria’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport is located 14 miles (22.5km) northwest of central Lagos. Terminals: Murtala Muhammed International Airport airport is made up of two terminals. The newer international terminal is modelled on Amsterdam's award-winning Schipol Airport.
Airport facilities include Food Court with local and international food, ATMs and foreign currency exchange, Executive lounges, a meet and greet lounge, prayer rooms, disabled facilities, and a tourist information desk in the arrival hall. Parking There is a multi-storey car park with 800 parking spaces
Getting to Lagos city: Larger hotels have a shuttle bus meeting all international flights. Otherwise, taxis are the safest and most efficient way to travel to and from the airport.
The following airlines fly to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Air France, Emirates, Air Mali, Air Nigeria, Arik Air, Delta Airlines, Egypt Air, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Alitalia, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Departure Tax - The airport levies a Regional Passenger Charge of NGN 5,388.00, and a Domestic Passenger Service Charge of NGN 350.
Business Class and VIP Lounges - There are executive and VIP lounges offering wifi internet and other basic business services. There is free wifi available in the executive and VIP lounges.
Originally known as Lagos International Airport, it was renamed in the mid-1970s, during construction of the new international terminal, after a former Nigerian military head of state Murtala Muhammed. The international terminal was modelled after Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The new terminal opened officially on 15 March 1979. It is the main base for Nigeria's largest airline, Arik Air.
Murtala Muhammed International Airport consists of an international and a domestic terminal, located about one kilometre from each other. Both terminals share the same runways. This domestic terminal used to be the old Ikeja Airport. International operations moved to the new international airport when it was ready while domestic operations moved to the Ikeja Airport, which became the domestic airport. The domestic operations were relocated to the old Lagos domestic terminal in 2000 after a fire. A new domestic privately funded terminal known as MMA2 has been constructed and was commissioned on 7 April 2007. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murtala_Muhammed_International_Airport)
Car rental companies at Murtala Muhammed International Airport include Avis, Europcar and Sixt. Note that driving oneself around Nigeria is strongly cautioned against, as the roads can be confusing and chaotic, and there is a risk of car-jacking.
Airport Taxis: Yellow taxis are available outside the terminal. It is wise to negotiate a fee before departure. Aim to get into Lagos for around NGN 5000.
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