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Emirates Reinstates Popular Lagos-Dubai Route with Daily Service Oct. 1

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Starting October 1, 2024, Emirates will resume daily flights between Lagos and Dubai, enhancing connectivity and options for passengers traveling from Nigeria’s largest city.

The route will be serviced by a Boeing 777-300ER. Flight EK783 will depart Dubai at 09:45, arriving in Lagos at 15:20. The return flight, EK784, will leave Lagos at 17:30 and arrive in Dubai at 05:10 the next day. 

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer, expressed enthusiasm about the resumption, stating, “We are excited to resume our services to Nigeria. The Lagos-Dubai route has always been popular among Nigerian travelers. We aim to reconnect leisure and business travelers to Dubai and beyond to our network of over 140 destinations. We appreciate the Nigerian government’s partnership and support in re-establishing this route and look forward to welcoming passengers back onboard.”

With the return of services to Nigeria, Emirates now operates flights to 19 African destinations, totaling 157 flights per week from Dubai. 

Additionally, through codeshare and interline agreements with airlines such as South African Airways, Airlink, Royal Air Maroc, and Tunis Air, Emirates extends its reach to over 130 regional points in Africa.

Nigeria, a key economic hub in Africa, has strong trade relations with the UAE, with Lagos as the commercial center. The daily passenger flights will also boost the trade relationship, with Emirates SkyCargo providing over 300 tonnes of weekly cargo capacity in and out of Lagos.

Emirates SkyCargo will facilitate Nigerian exports, including Kola Nuts, food and beverages, and urgent courier materials, to key markets such as the UAE, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Bahrain. It will also import essential goods like pharmaceuticals, electronics, and general cargo from the UAE, India, and Hong Kong, ensuring efficient and reliable trade through its specialized product portfolio.

The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER serving Lagos will feature 8 First Class suites, 42 Business Class seats, and 304 Economy Class seats. Passengers can enjoy multi-course menus inspired by regional cuisine and a selection of premium beverages. 

The in-flight entertainment system, ice, offers over 6,500 channels, including 23 Nigerian movies, along with various series and other content.


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