Speaking at a media briefing held in Lagos, the Regional Manager, West Africa, Emirates Airline, Afzal Parambil, said the upgrade of the company's Abuja service to a Boeing 777-300ER "demonstrates our commitment to the Nigerian market and is another step to ensure we offer world-class products and services to our customers.”
|L-R: Ivie Omojatolu; Mrs Hajara Musa; Emirates Country Manager, Mr Afzal Parambil; M A O Akewushola; Sales Manager Emirates, Eghe Ekhator and Foluke Olabode Segilola at the media announcement in Lagos on Friday.|
“Emirates constantly strives to provide its passengers with the very best service and the introduction of a Boeing B777-300ER reflects that commitment. Our 777-300ER will offer Emirates’ renowned cabin comforts and facilities, including our award-winning ice entertainment system,” he added.
Parambil said on-board, customers would enjoy specially created regional menus and a wide range of movies, TV programmes, games and music through ice, Emirates’ multi-award winning in-flight entertainment system, while being served by Emirates’ multi-lingual cabin crew from over 130 nationalities and speak 60 languages.
“Emirates operates in over 160 destinations across 86 countries. The airline flies from Lagos to Dubai 14 times a week, that is, 2 times daily; and from Abuja to Dubai, it flies four times in a week. Emirates flight EK785 departs Dubai daily at 1050hrs and arrives in Abuja at 1510hrs. The return flight, EK 786 departs Abuja at 1935hrs and arrives in Dubai at 0550hrs the next morning,” he added.
“The B777-300ER is a three class cabin with 310 seats in Economy Class, 42 seats in Business Class and eight seats in First Class. Economy Class will feature specially designed and contoured seats in a 3-4-3 configuration with 2-4-2 configuration in the last rows with generous space for passengers and Business Class offers comfortable sleeperette seats which recline to a 78” long lie flat bed.