The average flight fare to Owerri ranges from ₦40301 to ₦97,089.
Cheapest flights to Owerri in the next month: Dana Air frequently offers the best flight deals to Owerri. The cheapest flight to Owerri is ₦40301.
Cheapest flight to Owerri in the next 3 months: Flight fares to Owerri via Murtala Muhammed Airport costs ₦40301.
Cheapest flights to Owerri in the next 6 months: The festive periods are the most expensive time of the year by flight to Owerri. Flight fares rise to as high as ₦44330. December is the most expensive time to travel by flight to Owerri, as Igbos have a tradition of travelling home during Christmas. It is better to book flights early before the festive periods of Easter and Christmas, usually a month before the festivities.
DESTINATION INFORMATION FOR OWERRI
Owerri in the heart of Igboland is the capital of Imo State in Nigeria. It is the state’s largest city covering approximately 100 sq. km with an estimated population of 501, 356. The Slogan of Owerri is Heartland. It is referred to as the capital of entertainment in South East Nigeria, because of its high density of spacious hotels, high street casinos, production studios and centres of relaxation.
Owerri is in the rainforest and is well-known for the high production of agricultural products like yams, cassava, taro, corn, rubber and palm products.
Owerri owns the Sam Mbakwe Airport, located 23km South East of the city. The Sam Mbakwe Airport provides flight services to Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Enugu. It receives more than 28 domestic flights weekly. It operates 2 nonstop flights to 2 cities, majorly Lagos and Abuja.
Sam Mbakwe Airport (QOW or DNIM) is also known as Imo State Airport. The airport serves the commercial city of Onitsha, automobile and manufacturing city of Nnewi (Anambra, the industrial hub of Aba, Umuahia and Arochukwu in Abia State. It also serves part of Akwa Ibom and Cross River States.
The airport has night landing capabilities, in addition to the cargo section. It is controlled by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
Airlines Operating in Sam Mbakwe Airport:
Tourist Attractions in Owerri:
• Owerri Mall
• Owerri Amusement Park
• Imo Palm Plantation complex
• National Museum, Owerri
• Mbari Cultural and art centre
• Oguta Lake
• Oguta Lake holiday resort with Golf course, cruise boat services, Golf club etc.
• Nekede Zoo
• Dan Anyiam Stadium
• Maria Assumpta Cathedral
Transportation Options in Owerri
Motorcycles and tricycles move commuters to their destinations. They are ubiquitous around the major bus stops in Owerri.
Cabs and Taxis are also available to convey passengers to major points in the city. The cabs and taxis are also available at the airport.
Great Places to Visit in Owerri
Owerri Mall: The Amusement Park in the Owerri Mall can be visited by families, friends and children for relaxation. Owerri Mall is replete with shops, cafes, restaurants and a cinema.
Imo Palm Plantation complex:
Ada Palm Plantation was established in 1974 as the biggest and most viable oil palm plantation in West Africa. It also has a housing estate.
Mbari Cultural and Art Centre is located at Ikenegbu in Central Owerri. The open air museum containing artworks that depict prosperity, peace and social life of the Igbos. The Cultural and Art centre has a 3-dimensional cultural facility-Mbari Museum Kitchen, Mbari House and an amphitheatre. The Mbari Cultural and Art Centre open daily from 8:00 am till 8:00 pm.
Nekede Zoo: Also known as Owerri Zoo, it is located at Old Nekede in Owerri. It houses different kinds of animals such as Lions, Gorillas, Monkeys, pythons, Crocodiles and varieties of birds.
Maria Assumpta Cathedral: It is an Italian-designed architectural wonder located in Owerri. The Maria Assumpta Cathedral belonging to the Archdiocese of Owerri is reputed to be the biggest cathedral in West Africa. Visitors to Owerri can take part in the liturgical celebrations, confessions and adorations; then take in the beauty of the cathedral. It is open daily from 6:00 am to 9 pm.
Oguta Lake: It is the largest lake in Imo State, and served as the port for the evacuation of palm products during the colonial period. The lake also served as the Marine base for the Biafran Navy during the civil war. There are relics of the jetties used by the United African Company (UAC). Visitors can take a cruise on the lake or play golf on the 18-hole golf course by the lake’s bank.
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Flight fares to these cities start from NGN350000. The journey time takes an average of 7 hours to 17 hours depending on the location.
FAQS About Flights in Owerri
-What is the best time to fly?
The best time to fly to Owerri is during the dry season when the rains have subsided.
-When is the Best time to book a Ticket?
Tickets are best booked at least 7 to 21 days before departure.
-How long does the trip take?
The trip is 1 hour, 1 minute from Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
-What is the distance between both cities?
The driving distance between Lagos and Owerri is 542km, while the flight distance is 417km. It takes 6 hours 5 minutes to drive to Owerri from Lagos, while the flight time to Owerri from Lagos is 61 minutes.
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