Dubai-based carrier, Emirates has revealed that it will return to Nigeria with flights to Lagos and Abuja starting from Sunday, December 5th. The news comes as the country lifted its ban on operations by the Dubai-based carrier that had been in place since mid-March.
There have been travel restrictions around the globe due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, most of these have been targeted at stopping the spread of the virus. Earlier this year, Nigeria banned flights by Emirates, but not because of virus fears.
As of Sunday, Emirates will be resuming flights to two Nigerian destinations using its Boeing 777 aircraft. Flights will operate daily from the airline’s Dubai hub to both Lagos and Abuja as follows,
- EK 785 – Dubai International Airport (DXB) 11:00 – Abuja (ABV) 15:40 – 07h40m
- EK 786 – Abuja (ABV) 19:00 – Dubai International Airport (DXB) 04:35+1 – 06h35m
- EK 783 – Dubai International Airport (DXB) 10:30 – Lagos (LOS) 15:40 – 08h10m
- EK 784 – Lagos (LOS) 18:10 – Dubai International Airport (DXB) 04:15+1 – 07h05m
Passengers traveling to and from Nigeria can connect to Emirates’ global network by changing planes at the airline’s Dubai home.