Ilorin is the capital city of Kwara State located in western Nigeria. Having a population of over 700 million, it is the 6th largest city in the country. It is predominantly inhabited by the Yorubas and was first founded by them in 1450. A majority of the population are either Muslims or Christians. Major natural resources found in the state include gold, Kaolin, and limestone, as well as being the center of cashew processing.
A couple of scheduled passenger flights are available from several locations to the Ilorin International Airport including Overland Airways and Arik Airlines. Tickets can be booked with any of these airlines at any time of the year but it is most ideal for travelers to book their flight tickets in advance, at least a month before departure. This is because most airlines tend to sell their tickets at a cheaper price when it is first available for booking.
Ilorin is a city of both Muslims and Christians, therefore, the prices of tickets are likely to go up during religious festivities like Christmas, Easter, New Year celebrations, Eid El Fitr, and Salah celebrations. This is because most indigenes in diaspora tend to spend their holidays in their hometown and Ilorin isn’t exempted.
Asides the religions celebrations and a few cultural celebrations, the booking demand for seats on flights typically remain the same. There is neither an increase nor decrease in the costs of tickets because there are not a lot of people traveling to the city except maybe a few business travelers or tourists.
There Are Two Seasons In Ilorin, The Wet And Dry Season. The Wet Season Comes With A Lot Of Heavy Rainfall, While The Dry Season Is Humid And Often Cloudy. It Is However Hot All Year Round In The City. It Rains Frequently From April To October And The Weather Is Drier Between October And April.
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There are no direct flights from international locations to Ilorin Airport. International travellers may need to book flights to international airports like Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Domestic flights can then be booked on major domestic airlines like Arik Air and Overland Airways to Ilorin from any of these airports. The cheapest flights from Lagos to Ilorin is about 25,000 naira.
Ilorin International Airport is the public airport serving Ilorin. It was established in 1978. and is owned and operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Ilorin Airport is easily accessible from the city centre, located in the southwestern part of Ilorin. Two airlines, Overland Airways and Arik Air, currently operate out of the airport. The airport is referred to by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) using the airport code ILR. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) uses DNIL when referring to Ilorin International Airport.
Average Price (Naira)
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
Meal at expensive restaurant
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
Rice (white), (1kg)
Local Cheese (1kg)
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
Lettuce (1 head)
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
Gasoline (1 liter)
Sports And Leisure
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
Arik Air, a major domestic airline, and Overland Airways operate scheduled domestic flights from Ilorin International Airport to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The average fares for flights between this route is 20,000 naira, lasting for 1 hour. Flights to or from both destinations can be booked via fly.africa.
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