British airways & virgin Atlantic Direct flights ( from heathrow )
Medview Airline (VL) From London Gatwick
KLM (KL) via Amsterdam
Air France (AF)
Emirates (EK) via Dubai
Etihad airways (EY) Via Abu Dhabi
Qatar airways (QR) Via Doha
Turkish airlines (TK) via Istanbul
kenya airways (KQ) via Nairobi
Ethiopian airlines (ET) via Addis Ababa
How long is the flight to Nigeria?
British Airways direct flights to Nigeria from Heathrow (LHR-LOS): 6 hours 30 minutes
Medview airline from London Gatwick to Nigeria (lagos) : 6 hours 45 minutes
Flights with KLM from Glasgow to Nigeria with stopover at Amsterdam : 10 hours 15 minutes
Emirates flights to nigeria from Birmingham via dubai : 18 hours 10 minutes
Weekly Flight Schedule of Airlines Flying to Nigeria
Flights from London Heathrow to Nigeria
British Airways (BA): Facilitates passengers with direct flights from Heathrow to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) and Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS), Nigeria throughout the seven days of the week.
Virgin Atlantic (VS): Direct flight is available all the week except on Wednesday.
Turkish Airlines (TK): Flights are scheduled for seven days a week to Abuja and Lagos via Istanbul.
Air France (AF): Flight connections are scheduled for all the seven days of the week.
KLM (KL): Caters the flights from Heathrow to Lagos via Amsterdam from Monday to Sunday.
Emirates (EK): Flights are available for LHR-LOS route on all the days of the week.
Qatar Airways (QR): Flight connections are available for Nigeria (LOS) from Heathrow throughout the week.
Swiss International Airlines (LX): Flight connections are available for Lagos regularly in a week.
Flights from Manchester to Nigeria
Lufthansa (LH): Lufthansa efficiently operates flights via Frankfurt on daily basis from Monday to Sunday.
Air France (AF): has set the mark for successfully operating flights to Lagos and Abuja on seven days a week.
Emirates (EK): has daily connecting flights available from Manchester to Lagos.
Turkish Airlines (TK): Daily flights are operated via Istanbul and flights connections are only scheduled for Abuja.
Royal Air Maroc (AT): Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for Lagos only.
Flights from Birmingham to Nigeria
Air France (AF): Flight connections are available all the week.
KLM (KL):flights can be availed on any day of the week.
Flights from Glasgow to Nigeria
KLM (KL): Monday to Sunday.
Air France (AF): Monday- Sunday flight connections are available for this route.
Emirates (EK): Flights are available throughout the week.
What is the best time to book flights to Nigeria?
Mainly there are two seasons in Nigeria, dry or winter and wet or summer. Jos town has the most pleasant climate in all of Nigeria. Rest of the country has hot weather. Northern parts of the country are hot and dry whereas southern parts are hot and humid. So the best time to visit Nigeria is from October to January. Peak season lies between December to January as most Nigerian festivals occur during this part of the year.
Northern and southern parts also differ in timing of wet season. Rainy season occurs from April to September in North and in South it is between March to November. There are fewer crowds in off season and flights are cheaper than the peak season. However, if you want to visit Nigeria during peak season, we would recommend you to book flights few months in advance.
Can I book last minute flights to Nigeria in December 2017 for a family of 2 adults and 2 Child ?
Christmas holidays is always a busy time to fly in to any destination in Africa including Nigeria. Its always advise able to book early for July, December and March 2018 . You must be lucky to get a flight for 01 or 02 persons , but for a family of three and four you need to book well in advance, and you are looking at a price of 2500-3000GBP in total.
How earlier do I need to book christmas flights and returning from nigeria in early january 2018 ?
Travelling in December for any where in the world and coming back before 10th a January is always expensive . Its always advisable to book well in Advance for Christmas flights to avoid any inconvenience . Looking for flights to Nigeria in December closer to the time of travel might cost you almost more then GBP 1000-1300. But you can get a better deal ranging some where between GBP 600-800 if you book flights three to four months before departure dates .
Must-visit Tourists’ Attractions and Restaurants in Nigeria
Nigeria is best of those travellers who want to explore Africa off-the-beaten-path. It has scenic beaches, national parks and museums. Also its food is delicious and must-to-try. We have compiled a list of top restaurants and places in Nigeria:
Lagos: You cannot miss Lagos’ famous beaches. The best among them are Eleko, Bar, Elegushi and Lekki Miami Beach. The best restaurants in town are Terra Kulture, Villa Medici and Eko Sky Restaurant and Lounge.
Abuja: Located in the center of the Nigeria, Abuja is a modern African city. There are amazing tourists' attractions like Aso Rock, the National Mosque, National Ecumenical Center and Zuma Rock. Food lovers should visit Salamander Cafe, BlueCabana and Bukka at the Hilton.
Port Harcourt: Although it is a major commercial city of Nigeria, it offers plenty of sights to its visitors. You have to include Port Harcourt Tourist Beach, Isaac Boro Garden Park, Culture Center and Rivers State Museum. The best places for eating out are Jevinik Restaurant, The Playhouse Lounge and Genesis Restaurant.
What is baggage allowance of different airlines for main Nigerian Airports?
This factor is really important in deciding the most suitable airline for your journey. Travelers who are going for vacations need more baggage allowance to fit everything they need. Usually it's one piece of 23 kg with Economy Class tickets and Business Class flights provide you a leverage of carrying all that you need in two bags of 32 kg each; when you fly with Lufthansa, Air France, or British Airways.
Depending upon the availability, price or time constraints, Med-View Airline may also be chosen for your flight to Nigeria which offers two pieces of 32 kg each in Economy Class and three pieces of 32 kg each in Business Class. If your travel preferences are not rigid, consider an airline with the excessive baggage allowance to pack all your togs with you. Emirates, being the most steadfast airline, allow 35 kg in Economy Class, 40 kg in Business Class and 50 kg in First Class.
Annual Events & Celebrations
A trip to Nigeria would be incomplete without attending its cultural festivals. Following are the most popular festivals of the country:
Lagos Carnival The carnival is the most exciting party of the year in Nigeria. Preparation for the festival starts weeks before. Many international tourists visit Lagos only to attend the carnival.
This festival is an important part of Nigerian culture. Every year, it annually occurs during the months of July and August. Osun Festival pays homage to the Oshun of Osun State - the river goddess.
The Port Harcourt Carnival is a combination of two carnivals: a cultural carnival and a Caribbean style carnival. It is celebrated for seven days before Christmas.
Airports in Nigeria
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV)
Akure Airport (AKR)
Benin Airport (BNI)
Margaret Ekpo International Airport (CBQ)
Akanu Ibiam International Airport (ENU)
Ibadan Airport (IBA)
Ilorin International Airport (ILR)
Yakubu Gowon Airport (JOS)
Kaduna International Airport (KAD)
Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN)
Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS)
Maiduguri International Airport (MIU)
Makurdi Airport (MDI)
Sam Mbakwe Airport (QOW)
Port Harcourt International Airport (PHC)
Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport (SKO)
Warri Airport (QRW)
Yola Airport (YOL)
Where can I stay in Nigeria?
You can find five star and international hotels in Lagos and other major towns. However, these are fully booked during peak season and you have to book in advance. Lagos is the most congested city not only in Nigeria but also in Africa as well. Most of the good hotels are only available on this island. These hotels are usually really expensive in peak season but alternate options are also available.
You can stay in rest houses which are run by government. These are available throughout the country. Colonial-style houses and bungalows are used for this purpose. Another option is to get accommodation from Christian missions. They will offer you basic enmities at reasonable price. Major Nigerian towns also have sporting clubs which offer meals and accommodation at cheap rates. However, you have to purchase a temporary membership before your stay in these clubs.
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