Murtala Muhammed International Airport is an international airport located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, and is the major airport serving the entire state. The airport was initially built during World War II and is named after Murtala Muhammed, the 4th military ruler of Nigeria.
Originally known as Lagos International Airport, it was renamed in the mid 1970s, during construction of the new international terminal. The new terminal opened officially on 15 March 1979. It is the main base for Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air. In 2015, the airport served 6,7 million passengers.