Located in Ikeja, Nigeria, the Muritala Muhammed International Airport was built during the World War II and was modeled after the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is a public airport that is operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and is the hub for airlines like Aero Contractors, Dana Air, Etihad Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Arik Air, and so on.
Facilities in the airport includes the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, the head office of the Accident Investigation Bureau, the Lagos office of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and the head offices of some of the airlines that operate here.
It is the busiest airport in Nigeria. There are no hotels in the Airport but around that vicinity there are several hotels to satisfy any traveler’s taste in class accommodation.
Recent years have seen improvements to security and infrastructure at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, and a reduction in the amount of crime taking place in the terminals and on the tarmac. Additionally, approval has been given for expansion of the international terminal, although a timescale is as yet unclear.
Taxis are the easiest and safest way to travel from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport to the city. Choose one of the licensed yellow taxis outside the terminal (upstairs, outside the departure lounge), check the driver’s ID, then tell him where you are going and agree on a fare before setting off.
Others facilities would include a bank, several ATMs, a bureau de change, free Wi-Fi access in the departure areas, a limited choice of restaurants and bars within the terminals, medical facilities and a wide range of shops for those who might want to spend for leisure or take souvenirs.
The Muritala Muhammed International Airport says “Welcome to Nigeria”.