Emirates Bring Back Flights To 2 Nigerian Cities


Months have passed since we broke the news that Emirates announced (briefly) that it would ground all flights. Later that same day, the Dubai airline stated it would operate repatriation flights and a limited number of passenger flights.

Now, the airline is gradually resuming all operations, and yesterday Emirates announced it is adding flights to 2 Nigerian destinations. Flights to Lagos will resume on September 7 and flights to Abuja will resume on September 9.

This takes the global Emirates network to 84 destinations including 13 cities in Africa.

The airline is promoting stopovers in Dubai

Within the update, Emirates added that passengers travelling from Nigeria to the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific can enjoy safe connections via Dubai, and customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors.

Passengers have been reminded that 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.

Flights to Lagos will operate four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Flights to/from Abuja will operate as a daily service. Tickets are open for booking on emirates.com or via travel agents.

Need COVID-19 insurance cover? Emirates was the first airline in the world to offer COVID-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel while they are away from home. Learn more here: www.emirates.com/COVID19assistance.

Residents and tourists being reminded to commute safely and to continue to follow the precautionary measures of personal hygiene to maintain their health and safety when out in public

If you’ve run out of disposable masks or are looking for quality reusable masks to avoid being fined AED 3,000, then check these out:

1. A pack of 50 three-layer disposable medical face masks for AED 10.70.

2. Advance reusable face mask, suitable for when you go running or cycling for AED 14.90.

3. Pack of 8 adjustable and slightly more affordable reusable face masks with breathing filters and earloops, for AED 68.00.

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