Emirates will restore services to Nigeria on October 1, 2024, with a daily service between Lagos and Dubai, giving consumers greater options and connections from Nigeria’s largest metropolis to and through Dubai.

The service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER. EK783 will depart Dubai at 0945hrs and arrive in Lagos at 1520hrs; the return flight, EK784, will leave Lagos at 1730hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0510hrs the following day. Tickets can be purchased now at emirates.com or through travel agents.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer, stated, “We are excited to resume our services to Nigeria. 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.”

With the return of operations to Nigeria, Emirates now serves 19 African gateways with 157 flights per week from Dubai, as well as an additional 130 regional points in Africa via codeshare and interline partnerships with South African Airways, Airlink, Royal Air Maroc, Tunis Air, and others.

As a key economic hub in Africa, Nigeria and the UAE have developed strong bilateral trade links over the years, with Lagos serving as the country’s commercial center. With the return of daily passenger flights, the airline’s cargo arm, Emirates SkyCargo, will strengthen the commercial partnership by providing more than 300 tons of bellyhold cargo capacity in and out of Lagos each week.

Emirates SkyCargo will assist Nigerian businesses by exporting their goods through its cutting-edge hub in Dubai to key markets such as the UAE, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Bahrain, among others, with key commodities like as Kola Nuts, food and beverages, and urgent courier materials. Emirates SkyCargo will also import essential items such as pharmaceuticals and electronics, as well as ordinary freight, from key markets such the UAE, India, and Hong Kong. To keep trade moving smoothly, these items will be transported promptly, efficiently, and reliably using the airline’s multi-vertical specialized product range.

The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER will serve Lagos with 8 First Class suites, 42 Business Class seats, and 304 Economy Class seats. Passengers may enjoy the best dining experience in the sky, with regionally inspired multi-course menus created by a team of award-winning chefs and a large range of premium beverages. Customers may access over 6,500 channels of global entertainment, including 23 Nigerian movies, as well as series and other programming on ice, Emirates’ award-winning in-flight en


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