Planespotting Guides for Nigeria's Airfields and Airports

Spotting locations, viewing areas, the best spotting hotel rooms and advice on access for plane spotters travelling to airports and airfields in Nigeria. Use the hotlinks above or scroll down for spotting information on spotting locations, airfield hangar access, aviation museums, preserved aircraft. Plus all the information has been plotted as Points of Interest and can be downloaded to your SatNavs, Google Earth and Google Maps to make planning your spotting trips abroad so much easier and helping you log many more


Spotting Info
Two north-south parallel but offset runways; the International Terminal in between the two runways, the Domestic Terminal alongside the eastern edge of the eastern parallel runway, 01R/19L - this is the Domestic runway. 01L/19R is the International runway and you'll most likely be landing on this one. South of the Domestic Terminal is the military ramp, north of the Domestic Terminal are the stored airliners, maintenance hangars and beyond that, alongside the threshold of 19L is the scrapping/long term storage area. Check the wind direction, and therefore runway usage, before departing, to make sure you sit on the best side of the aircraft. Landing on the northerly 01L, you'll need a starboard seat. As you touchdown, you'll pass the old scrap area where there could well be bits and pieces left from airliners long gone. You'll then pass the cargo ramp, which often has some exotic aircraft parked up. On departure off 01L, if you get high enough quickly enough, you'll be able to see across to the storage areas and some well timed photos and/or notes quickly made, should help you tie these up later.

Whilst flying in and out of Lagos airport as part of a package holiday or similar is perfectly fine and safe, it's not recommended that you visit the airport to spot for the day. During your time at the airport, be discreet with your spotting, and mini bins are advised. Your package holiday should include transfer to and from your accommodation - never use local taxis.

Scrap/Long-Term Storage Area
Eastern Row (left to right):

All white B737
5N-BGA or BGB B732 ex-Space World - both are clearly visible
5N-BGA or BGB B732 ex-Space World - both are clearly visible
9G-NHA DC8 remains

Western Row (left to right):
B727 remains
B737 remains
EMB110 - one of the EMB110s is 5N-TLE
5N-BGU B732 ex-Fresh Airlines
White B737
White B737
White B737 - one of these white B737s is 5N-BFQ ex-Fresh Airlines
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