As Nigeria reopens the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday, Emirates said it will resume passenger services to Lagos September 7 and Abuja September 9.
The resumption of flights to both Nigerian cities takes Emirates’ African network to 13 destinations, as the airline works to help its customers travel safely and confidently, implementing industry-leading health and safety measures at all points of the travel journey.
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Flights to Lagos will operate four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the airline said in a statement.
Flights to/from Abuja will operate as a daily service, it said.
Tickets are open for booking online or via travel agents.
The addition of the Nigerian cities expands the airline’s network to 84 destinations in the wake of the resumption of flights after the COVID-19 forced shutdown.
It said 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.
It said: “Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community, COVID-19 PCR 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.”
Emirates is also resuming flights to Accra, Ghana and Abidjan, Ivory Coast from 6 September.
Flights from Dubai to Accra and Abidjan will be linked services,
operating three times a week.
The flights will be operated with the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER and can be booked on emirates.com or via travel agents.
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