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Minna overview

Minna is the capital city of Niger in west central Nigeria. There are over 300, 000 people living in the city, consisting of two major tribes, the Nupe and the Gwari ethnic groups. The major religions practiced are Islam and Christianity, while sharia is a valid culture among the Muslims. The main economic activities of the people of Minna is farming, producing agricultural products like cotton, guinea corn, ginger, and cattle rearing.

Best time to book a flight to Minna

Booking flight tickets to Minna in advance would be the wise choice when preparing to visit the city. However, because there are no direct flights into the city, travelers would have to book tickets for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Abuja is very close to the city. Overland Airways, which is the only airline serving this route, operates scheduled flights between Abuja and Minna. To get great deals on tickets, travelers should search for flight prices at different times on booking websites like hotels.ng.

It is no surprise that flight fares can generally more expensive during religious celebrations including Christmas, New Year, and Easter celebrations for the Christians, and Ramadan or Eid El Fitr celebrations for the Muslims. This is due to the existence of both Muslims and Christians in the city. Besides these occasions and other annual events, the prices of tickets are generally stable and easier to book at any time. Any increase in fares during these neutral periods may be as a result of the economy and exchange rates.

Best time to visit Minna

Niger State Experiences Two Seasons Over The Course Of The Year, The Wet And The Dry Season. The Dry Season Brings With It A Brief Spell Of Harmattan And When Considering These Climatic Conditions, The Best Time To Visit Minna Is During The Dry Season Which Lasts From November To March.

Airlines operating flights to Minna

Overland Airways is the only airline connecting to Minna Airport. It flies directly from Abuja while travelers from other parts of the country will have to make a stop-over at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Minna airport

Minna Airport is a public airport located in Minna. It was commissioned in 1990 by General Ibrahim Babangida, the then Military Head of State. The airport is owned and operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Minna Airport is referred to by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) using the airport code MXJ. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) uses DNMN when referring to the airport.

Overland Airways is the only airline connecting to Minna Airport. It flies directly from Abuja while travelers from other parts of the country will have to make a stop-over at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Getting from Minna airport to city centre

Staying in Minna

Minna is the capital city of Niger in west central Nigeria. There are over 300, 000 people living in the city, consisting of two major tribes, the Nupe and the Gwari ethnic groups. The major religions practiced are Islam and Christianity, while sharia is a valid culture among the Muslims. The main economic activities of the people of Minna is farming, producing agricultural products like cotton, guinea corn, ginger, and cattle rearing.

Cost of things in Minna

Cost Of Common Items In Minna

 Item  Price (NGN) 

  Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

  700

  Meal for 2 at Fast Food restaurant

   2400

  Beer

   350

  Bread

   400

 Toothpaste

   300

  A Dozen Eggs 

   550

 Suya and Fura De Nono  

   500

  1 kg of Tomatoes

   310

  1 Kg of Potatoes

   450

  1 bottle of red wine

   2500

Flight from local city to Minna

Flights From Minna To Lagos

Overland Airways operates scheduled flights from Minna Airport to Murtala International Airport in Lagos. Flights depart Minna at 8.30am and arrive Lagos at 10.50am.

Flights From Minna To Ilorin

This route is also only serviced by Overland Airways, operating scheduled flight from Minna Airport to Ilorin International Airport. Flights from Minna to Ilorin depart at 8.30am and arrive Ilorin at 9.30am.

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Abuja

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LOCAL AIRLINES THAT FLY IN NIGERIA

OVERLAND AIRWAYS
AERO CONTRACTORS
AZMAN AIR
AIR PEACE
DANA AIR

LOCAL AIRPORTS IN MINNA