Emirates set to resume Nigeria flights

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Emirates Airline will resume services to Nigeria from October 1, 2024, operating a daily service between Lagos and Dubai.

EK783 will depart Dubai at 0945hrs, arriving in Lagos at 1520hrs, while the return flight EK784 will leave Lagos at 1730hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0510hrs the next day.

"The Lagos-Dubai service has traditionally been popular with customers in Nigeria and we hope to reconnect leisure and business travellers to Dubai and onwards to our network of over 140 destinations.  We thank the Nigerian government for their partnership and support in re-establishing this route and we look forward to welcoming passengers back onboard," said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer.

With the resumption of operations to Nigeria, Emirates operates to 19 gateways in Africa with 157 flights per week from Dubai, with further reach to an additional 130 regional points in Africa through its codeshare and interline partnerships with South African Airways, Airlink, Royal Air Maroc, Tunis Air, among others.

Nigeria and the UAE have built strong bilateral trade relations over the years, headlined by Lagos as the nation’s commercial centre.

With the resumption of daily passenger flights, the airline’s cargo arm, Emirates SkyCargo, will further bolster the trade relationship by offering more than 300 tonnes of bellyhold cargo capacity, in and out of Lagos every week.

The Boeing 777-300ER serving Lagos will operate with 8 First Class suites, 42 Business Class seats and 304 seats in Economy Class.

 

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