Saturday, September 18, 2021

How To Travel To Nigeria

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By plane

  • Lagos, Abuja, Kano, and Port Harcourt all have international airports.

Arik and Bellview Airlines fly domestically and internationally (to other African nations and London), whereas Aero flies to other African countries. Air Nigeria (formerly known as Virgin Nigeria) has stopped operations. Arik Air currently successfully operates these routes.

  • British Airways (London Heathrow – Abuja, Lagos), Virgin Atlantic (London Heathrow – Lagos), KLM (Amsterdam – Abuja, Lagos, Kano), Air France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Lagos), Alitalia (Rome-Fiumicino – Accra, Lagos), Turkish Airline (Istanbul – Lagos), Lufthansa (Frankfurt- Abuja, Lagos), Iberia Airlines (Frankfurt- (Madrid – Lagos)
  • Delta Airlines, based in the United States, has been providing nonstop service from Atlanta to Lagos five times a week since July 1, 2009, utilizing a Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
  • United Airlines flies nonstop from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport to Lagos.

Delta began direct service from New York to Abuja three times a week (Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday) on September 6, 2009, utilizing its narrow, single-aisle Boeing 757-200. This aircraft came to a halt at Dakar. However, Delta replaced this service on 2 June 2010 with NON-STOP service from New York to Abuja three times a week on a wide-body Boeing 767-300.

  • Other intercontinental carriers operate flights to Lagos. China Southern Airlines (Beijing and Dubai), Emirates (Dubai), Middle East Airlines (Beirut), and Qatar Airways are among them (Doha).
  • South African Airlines from Johannesburg, Egypt Air from Cairo, Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Abeba, Kenya Airways from Nairobi, Afriqya Airways from Tripoli, and Hewa Bora from Kinshasa are among the African airlines.
  • Other airlines (in addition to VNA and Bellview) provide internal and regional flights to Abidjan, Accra, Banjul, Conakry, Dakar, Douala, Freetown, Johannesburg, Libreville, and Monrovia.
  • The Port Harcourt International Airport is now fully operating again after being shuttered for almost two years for repair work.
  • There are additional airports in the majority of the federation’s states, and local air travel is common.

By train

  • The majority of trains in Nigeria carry freight.
  • Former President Yar’adua, on the other hand, said that he intended to invest in and actively pursue a national railway network that would be completed by 2011.
  • Traveling by rail is not recommended at the time, particularly if you are a foreign national.

By bus

Getting around is generally simple, but there may be delays due to traffic congestion in most large cities. There are many coaches and buses that will transport you to any area of Nigeria that you want (ABC Transport Services is well known for its services among others). The Lagos state government also runs a public transportation system (BRT buses) that serves the Lagos metropolitan.

By boat

Unless you travel into Nigeria’s riverine regions, boat transportation is uncommon.