By Chika Otuchikere
Emirates has announced the resumption of passenger services to Lagos from Monday 7 and Abuja from 9 September, in Nigeria.
A statement released by the airline on Sunday said the resumption of flights to both Nigerian cities takes Emirates’ African network to 13 destinations, as the airline works hard to help its customers travel safely and confidently while implementing industry-leading health and safety measures at all points of the travel journey.
According to the statement, flight to Lagos will operate four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday while flights to/from Abuja will operate three times weekly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The airline said the addition of the Nigerian cities has expanded the airline’s network to 84 destinations.
Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community, COVID-19 PCR Emirates said that tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.
It stated that passengers travelling from both cities in Nigeria to the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific can enjoy safe and convenient connections via Dubai, and customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors.