LAGOS, NIGERIA; 19th October 2020 – Emirates has announced it will increase its flight to Lagos from four weekly to five weekly flights on October 25th, and then daily from November 1st.Upon resumption to Nigeria routes after the COVID-19 lockdown on September 7th, the airline had announced that flights to Lagos will be operated four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, while flights to Abuja will commence on September 9th and operate on a daily basis.
This time around, the airline is increasing its frequency on the Lagos Route to daily, to be at par with the Abuja operations. Since travel ban was lifted after the COVID lockdown, the airline has worked hard to help its customers travel safely and confidently, implementing industry-leading health and safety measures at all points of the journey. 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 for international business and leisure visitors.
To ensure the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community, COVID-19 PCR tests are still 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.
From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai is one of the most popular global destinations. In 2019, the city welcomed 16.7 million visitors and hosted over hundreds of global meetings and exhibitions, as well as sports and entertainment events. Dubai was one of the world’s first cities to obtain Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety. Emirates’ booking policies offer customers flexibility and confidence to plan their travel. Customers who purchased an Emirates ticket by 30 September 2020 for travel on or before 30 November 2020, can enjoy generous rebooking terms and options, if they have to change their travel plans due to unexpected flight or travel restrictions.
Customers can now travel with confidence, as Emirates has committed to cover COVID-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel while they are away from home. This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on Emirates until 31 October 2020 (first flight to be completed on or before 31 October 2020), and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey. This means Emirates customers can continue to benefit from the added assurance of this cover, even if they travel onwards to another city after arriving at their Emirates destination. Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes to all custom