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Emirates Resumes Lagos-Dubai Flights on October 1

Daily flights reconnect Lagos and Dubai, boosting trade and travel.

An Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Emirates announced on Thursday the resumption of daily passenger flights between Lagos, Nigeria, and Dubai starting Oct. 1, 2024. The relaunch of this popular route will offer greater connectivity for travelers between Nigeria and Dubai, according to the airline.

Tickets are now available for booking on Emirates’ website or through travel agents. The service will be operated using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, featuring eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class seats, and 304 Economy Class seats.

“We are excited to resume our services to Nigeria,” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer, in a news release. “The Lagos-Dubai service has traditionally been popular with customers in Nigeria and we hope to reconnect leisure and business travelers 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.”

The resumption of passenger flights also signifies positive developments for Emirates SkyCargo, the airline’s dedicated cargo division. Daily flights will provide over 300 tons of cargo capacity weekly in and out of Lagos, facilitating trade between Nigeria and the UAE. This will empower Nigerian businesses to export goods like Kola Nuts, food and beverages, and urgent courier materials to key markets. Additionally, Emirates SkyCargo will facilitate imports of essential goods like pharmaceuticals and electronics into Nigeria.

Emirates Strengthens African Presence

This relaunch strengthens Emirates’ presence in Africa, bringing its total number of African destinations served to 19, with 157 weekly flights departing from Dubai. Through codeshare and interline partnerships with airlines like South African Airways, Airlink, Royal Air Maroc, and Tunis Air, Emirates offers connections to a further 130 regional points within Africa.

The move comes amid growing economic ties between Nigeria and the UAE. As major hubs in their respective regions, both countries have witnessed a surge in bilateral trade in recent years. Emirates’ increased cargo capacity will further bolster this trend, streamlining the flow of goods and fostering new business opportunities.

Tolga Karadeniz


  • Tolga Karadeniz

    Tolga is a dedicated aviation enthusiast with years of experience in the industry. From an early age, his fascination with aviation went beyond a mere passion for travel, evolving into a deliberate exploration of the complex mechanics and engineering behind aircraft. As a writer, he aims to share insights , providing readers with a view into the complex inner workings of the aviation industry.

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