Starting December 15th, 2017, Dubai based airline Emirates will restart its second daily service to Lagos and resume operations to Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja with four weekly flights.
The airline’s added frequencies to Lagos will be operated with Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Emirates now offers eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class. The reinstated service to Abuja will be served by a 360-seat Boeing 777-300 in a three-class configuration.
With the launch of a double daily service to Lagos and four weekly flights to Abuja, Emirates will offer travelers in Nigeria very comfortable and convenient access to Dubai, and onwards to other destinations on the Emirates network, including more than 35 destinations in the Middle East and Far East, 18 destinations in South Asia and over 20 destinations in the Americas and Australia. Emirates serves many of these destinations on its iconic A380 aircraft.
The new flights will also provide up to 23 tons of cargo capacity per flight, giving businesses and traders more chances for increased imports such as construction equipment, electronic goods, and pharmaceuticals, and exports such as fresh produce and perishables.
Flight Schedule between Lagos and Abuja:
- The added Lagos flight EK781 will depart Dubai every day at 0355hrs and arrive in Lagos at 0905hrs.
- The return flight EK782 will depart Lagos at 1240hrs and arrive in Dubai at 2255hrs.
- The Abuja flight is on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. EK785 will depart Dubai at 1035hrs and arrive in Abuja at 1535hrs.
- The return flight EK786 will depart Abuja at 1855hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0435hrs the next day.
The Dubai flights have a short transit period. This would be helpful for guests who have connecting flight with Emirates to New York, Houston, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, London, Beirut, Seoul, Taipei, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Delhi and Sydney, among others. These cities most popular among Nigerian travelers.
Touted to be the largest airlines in the Middle East, Emirates flights fly over 1500 flights per week. Emirates airlines online booking is available for 155 destinations in 83 countries from its main hub at Dubai International Airport. The airline’s fleet size currently boasts of a whopping 230 aircraft. The aircraft are wide-body planes like the Airbus A380s and Boeing 777.