Cheap Flights from Nigeria
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. Its population of almost 200 million citizens more than doubles that of the second most populous African nation (Ethiopia). Fortunately, Nigeria has an excellent system of domestic and international airports that help its citizens and foreign travelers reach their final destinations. With Skyscanner's new mobile app, travelers in Nigeria can instantly find the best flight, hotel and car rental deals in Nigeria and beyond.
Major Airports in Nigeria
Nigeria has ten international airports and more fifteen others offering domestic flights. These are the country's three busiest airports.
- Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) - Lagos is Nigeria's largest city, and Murtala Muhammed International Airport is the country's busiest airport. Flights depart from Lagos to destinations across Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America. The international departures area is known for becoming very congested in the evening, so travelers should arrive at least three hours before their evening flight is scheduled to depart.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) - Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is located about thirty kilometres west of Nigeria's capital city, Abuja. From here, flights depart to major cities in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
- Port Harcourt International Airport (PHC) - Port Harcourt is an important city for Nigeria's oil and gas industry. Consequently, its airport is used to accommodating domestic and international business travelers. Ten airlines provide service to Paris, Frankfurt and a dozen African cities.
Airlines Flying from Nigeria
- Arik Air - Arik Air is the largest Nigerian airline. It has base airports in Lagos, Abuja and Accra. Arik Air is currently undergoing financial restructuring. During this time its operations are limited to Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and The Gambia.
- Other Nigerian Airlines - Several small, regional airlines provide domestic service within Nigeria and international service to neighboring countries. Short-haul travelers can look for flights on Overland Airways, Peace Air and Med-View Airline.
- International Airlines - A number of reliable international airlines fly out of Nigeria's airports. These include Delta Airlines flights to Atlanta, Lufthansa flights to Frankfurt, Air France flights to Paris and Turkish Airlines flights to Istanbul.
Popular Flights from Nigeria
- Canada - Although there are no direct flights between Nigeria and Canadian airports, it is easy to fly from Nigeria to cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver by connecting through a major European or American airport.
- Calabar - Calabar is one of Nigeria's most popular beach destinations. This five-kilometre white sand beach is situated near the border with Cameroon and can be reached by plane from Lagos or Abuja in about an hour.
- Cairo - Travelers seeking an inexpensive flight from Nigeria should consider traveling to Cairo. A recent lull in tourism has seen prices for accommodation and tours drop by almost 40%, and crowds at major tourist attractions are virtually non-existent.
- London - Nigeria became a British colony in 1914. When it declared independence in 1960 it elected to remain a member of the Commonwealth. The country still has close ties to England today, making flights between Nigeria and London frequent and affordable.