Emirates Set To Begin Lagos-Dubai Flights October 1

Emirates Set To Begin Lagos-Dubai Flights October 1
Emirates Set To Begin Lagos-Dubai Flights October 1

Emirates will resume daily flights between Lagos and Dubai on October 1, 2024, reestablishing a vital link for travelers from Nigeria’s largest city.

The airline will fly this route with a Boeing 777-300ER. Flight EK784 departs Lagos at 17:30 and arrives in Dubai at 05:10, while flight EK783 departs Dubai at 09:45 and returns to Lagos at 15:20.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer, expressed excitement about the resumption, saying, “We are delighted to resume our services to Nigeria and other African destinations.

With the resumption of Lagos flights, Emirates will now operate 157 weekly flights from Dubai to 19 African destinations. Emirates will expand its reach to 130 additional regional destinations in Africa through codeshare and interline agreements with airlines including South African Airways, Airlink, Royal Air Maroc, and Tunis Air.

Nigeria, a key economic hub in Africa, maintains strong trade relations with the UAE, with Lagos serving as the commercial capital. Emirates SkyCargo, the airline’s cargo division, will support these trade connections by providing over 300 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity per week on the Lagos-Dubai route.

Emirates SkyCargo will help Nigerian businesses by exporting Kola Nuts, food and beverages, and urgent courier supplies to major markets such as the UAE, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Bahrain. It will also import essential items like pharmaceuticals and electronics from key markets such as the UAE, India, and Hong Kong, ensuring smooth and efficient trade.

The Boeing 777-300ER serving the Lagos route will have eight first-class suites, 42 business-class seats, and 304 economy-class seats.