Emirates to Resume Daily Service between Lagos and Dubai from October 1st

Emirates Airlines has announced the resumption of its services to Nigeria, with daily flights between Lagos and Dubai set to commence from October 1st, 2024. This decision comes as a boon for travelers, providing enhanced connectivity and options for those commuting between Nigeria’s largest city and the bustling metropolis of Dubai.

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Emirates to Resume Daily Service between Lagos and Dubai from October 1st

Operating on the popular route with a Boeing 777-300ER, the inbound flight, EK783, will depart Dubai at 0945hrs, arriving in Lagos at 1520hrs. The return journey, EK784, will take off from Lagos at 1730hrs and touch down in Dubai at 0510hrs the following day. Tickets are already available for booking on emirates.com or through travel agents.

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Emirates’ Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Kazim, expressed enthusiasm about reconnecting with Nigerian travelers, highlighting the longstanding popularity of the Lagos-Dubai route. Kazim extended gratitude to the Nigerian government for their collaboration in reinstating this vital connection, emphasizing the airline’s commitment to facilitating both leisure and business travel.

The resumption of operations to Nigeria further strengthens Emirates’ footprint in Africa, bringing the total number of gateways on the continent to 19, with 157 weekly flights from Dubai. Through strategic codeshare and interline partnerships with airlines like South African Airways, Airlink, and Royal Air Maroc, Emirates extends its reach to an additional 130 regional points in Africa.

The renewed daily passenger flights also herald significant opportunities for trade between Nigeria and the UAE. With Lagos serving as a pivotal commercial hub in Africa, Emirates SkyCargo will play a crucial role in bolstering bilateral trade relations by providing over 300 tonnes of bellyhold cargo capacity weekly. The cargo division will facilitate the export of Nigerian goods, including commodities like Kola Nuts, food and beverages, and urgent courier materials, to key markets such as the UAE, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

Additionally, Emirates SkyCargo will facilitate the import of essential commodities like pharmaceuticals and electronics from markets such as the UAE, India, and Hong Kong into Nigeria. Leveraging its specialized product portfolio, Emirates ensures the seamless flow of goods, promising swift, efficient, and reliable transportation for businesses in both countries.

With the resumption of daily services between Lagos and Dubai, Emirates reinforces its commitment to fostering connectivity, trade, and economic growth between Nigeria and the UAE.

Source: Emirates Media Centre

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