BrandArena: Etihad Airways Celebrates Successful First Year In Nigeria

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Etihad Airways Celebrates Successful First Year In Nigeria

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today celebrates the first anniversary of its services in Nigeria.

The airline commenced flights between Lagos and Abu Dhabi on July 1, 2012, operating six flights per week, with the frequency quickly increasing in March 2013 to a daily service as a result of its success on the route.
Maurice Phohleli, General Manager,
Etihad Airways, Nigeria and West Africa

Maurice Phohleli, Etihad Airways’ General Manager, Nigeria and West Africa, said: “We have received a very positive response from the Nigerian market since launching our service a year ago.

“There is a huge amount of international interest and investment focused towards Nigeria. Our fast growing global route network continues to prove popular for the large numbers of international traders and the business community flying between West Africa and the United Arab Emirates, and the major cities in North and Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

“We also continue to support the growing leisure market out of Nigeria with the introduction of a range of special products and services dedicated to Nigerian holiday travelers. For example, our recently announced free 30-day UAE tourist visa and a special 50 per cent discount offer for children travelling with an accompanying adult,” he said.

Etihad Airways’ service, comprising a mix of morning and evening departures, is operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft configured to carry 22 Pearl Business Class and 240 Coral Economy Class guests.


  1. Etihad Airways is a big brand in the aviation sector across the world, I have no doubt their presence will continue to flourish in Nigeria

  2. I like their services. Hope Nigeria market will be huge one for them

  3. That's good. At least some Nigerians could get good job.. Their service is good
    so I agree with you Sandra