Which Airlines Fly to Benin City?

Among all the means or modes of transportation available globally, air transport has remained the fastest. Using Nigeria’s commercial airlines, it is possible to travel from one city in a state to a city in another state within the shortest time possible.

This is made possible because of the airports and the commercial airlines available in almost all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. One thing to note is that not all the airlines travel to all the cities in Nigeria. What this means is that before travelling to one city or the other in Nigeria, you have to know the airlines flying to those cities.

So if you are planning to take a flight to Benin City, this article has been written for you. In this article, we are going to concentrate on listing out the airlines that fly to Benin City which is located in Edo State.

Which Airlines Fly to Benin City?

Below are the airlines that travel to Benin City:

  • Qatar Airways
  • Air Peace
  • Africa World Airlines
  • Arik Air
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Aero Contractor
  • Green Africa Airways
  • KLM
  • Arik Air
  • Air France.
  • Aerolineas Sosa

Benin City is the capital and as well as the largest city of Edo State in South-South Nigeria. It also stands as the fourth largest city in Nigeria after Lagos, Kano, and Ibadan. Benin City is one of the oldest cities in the country and its existence date back to the pre-colonial period. Before the arrival of the British, it used to be the capital of one of the most advanced and organized kingdoms in Africa.

According to 2021 estimates, Benin City has a population of close to 1.8 million people. This city has a rich history of culture and tradition which is still evident in the city till today. The people of the Benin City have one of the richest dress cultures in Africa and are known for their use of beads – the beads symbolize royalty and usually stand out during traditional marriages involving the Benin people.

Benin City is an ancient city but it is adapting to modernization. That said, you will find modern houses, supermarkets, restaurants, eateries, shopping malls, etc. in different parts of the city as you will find in other popular cities in Nigeria. Also, getting around in Benin City isn’t that difficult. The roads are fairly well-constructed, and the city is well-linked and networked. You can make use of the popular and readily-available car-hailing services (Bolt, Uber, and the rest) to make your itinerary within the city easy.

The main airport in this city is the Benin City Airport. If you come into the city of Benin by air, there are taxis at the airport ready to take you to any destination in the city at an affordable price. For your lodging and accommodation needs, there are quite a number of hotels to choose from in Benin City.  For sightseeing, visitors can visit places like the Benin City National Museum, Ogbe Zoo, Okomu National Park etc. While for entertainment, there is the Kada Plaza Cinema & Entertainment Centre.

How much is flight ticket from Abuja to Benin City in Naira?

For a one-way trip from Abuja to Benin City, the average price of the flight ticket is NGN 49,408. For round-trip flights from Abuja to Benin City, the average price is NGN 121,651 (as of the time of this writing).

How far is Lagos from Benin City?

The total flight distance between Lagos and Benin City is 254 kilometers (158 miles).

Lagos to Benin City flight price in Naira

The average flight price from Lagos to Benin City cost NGN 112, 845 (as of the time of this writing).

What are some popular domestic flight routes departing from Benin City Airport?

Below are the popular local flight routes that departs from Benin City Airport:

  • Benin City —› Abuja
  • Benin City —› Lagos
  • Benin City —› Ibadan
  • Benin City —› Port Harcourt
  • Benin City —› Asaba
  • Benin City —› Kano
  • Benin City —› Calabar

Lagos to Benin City flight time

The estimated flight time between Lagos and Benin City is 47 minutes

The cheapest flight from Lagos to Benin City

The cheapest flight ticket from Lagos to Benin City cost NGN 96,663, which is for a round trip.


In this article, we have been able to list out the airlines that fly to Benin City. If you will be taking a flight to Benin City, you can choose from any of the airlines listed above.

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