Emirates has now connected Abuja, the Nigerian capital, to its worldwide network. Abuja is Emirates’ 26th destination in Africa and its 144th worldwide.
Emirates flight EK785 landed at Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on 1 August, marking the start of the airline’s daily service to its second destination in Nigeria. Services to Lagos were launched just over 10 years ago.
The airline currently operates a twice-daily service between Dubai and Lagos and, with the Abuja service, offers more than 12,200 seats a week to Nigeria.
Emirates’ Dubai-Abuja route is served by an Airbus A340-300 which offers 267 seats in a three-class configuration – 12 First Class, 42 Business Class and 213 Economy Class seats. Customers enjoy Emirates’ generous baggage allowance of 30 kilograms in Economy Class, 40 kilograms in Business and 50 kilograms in First.
Emirates flight EK785 departs Dubai daily at 10h50 and arrives in Abuja at 15h10. The return flight, EK 786 departs Abuja at 19h35 and arrives in Dubai at 05h50 the next morning.