Emirates adds 2nd Boeing 777 to Lagos route
Dubai, November 14, 2012
Emirates has upgraded one of its Lagos flights to a Boeing 777-300, making both dailies serviced by Boeing 777s.
The Airbus 340-500 currently deployed on one of Lagos’ two daily flights, EK781, will be replaced with a larger Boeing 777-300ER from December 1, giving a 48 per cent boost to seat capacity.
“Deploying a Boeing 777 on the Dubai-Lagos route demonstrates the strong demand from travellers to fly with Emirates and experience our superior products and services,” said Jean Luc Grillet, senior vice president of Commercial Operations for Africa.
“The aircraft upgrade will open up more seats to our customers travelling to and from Nigeria and further raise Emirates’ contribution to Nigeria’s economy.”
Throughout the aircraft, passengers will enjoy Emirates’ award-winning ‘ice’ Digital Widescreen, the industry’s most sophisticated video and audio system, offering 1,400 channels of on-demand entertainment - the largest selection of programming in the sky.
“With the introduction of this larger aircraft, we will offer over 10,000 seats every week to and from Lagos. This aircraft upgrade will offer travellers from West Africa markets seamless connections to the Indian Subcontinent, East Asia and Australasia, via Emirates Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport,” Jean Luc added.
Nigeria has been part of Emirates’ route network since January 2004, when services were launched between Dubai and Lagos with four flights a week. – TradeArabia News Service