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Emirates to resume Nigeria service from October

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Emirates will operate a daily service to  Lagos from October

Emirates will restart services to Nigeria from October 1, after suspending flights on the route for almost two years.

The Dubai airline will operate a daily service to  Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. 

“We are excited to resume our services to Nigeria,” said Adnan Kazim, deputy president and chief commercial officer, Emirates. 

“We thank the Nigerian government for their partnership and support in re-establishing this route.”

The airline suspended flights to Nigeria from September 1, 2022, due to the African nation’s failure to repatriate millions of dollars in revenue.

In June 2022, the International Air Transport Association, an airline trade body, reported that international airlines had a combined $450 million in revenues trapped in Nigeria.

With the resumption of operations to Nigeria, the airline operates to 19 gateways in Africa with 157 flights per week from Dubai.

Emirates SkyCargo, the airline’s cargo division, will also boost trade relations by providing more than 300 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity in and out of Lagos weekly.   

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