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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Emirates Nigeria Factsheet

Since Emirates Airline began operation to Lagos, Nigeria on January 2, 2004, with four flights per week from Dubai, linked with Accra, Ghana, using an A330-200 aircraft – the company has continue to show a strong presence in the country.

BrandArena takes a look at Emirates factsheet in Nigeria:

•    It expanded to Abuja and Kano in August this year

•    As at the time Emirates marked 10 years in Nigeria earlier this year, statistics showed it had carried more than 2.6 million customers on Lagos route, easily becoming the airline of choice for many in Nigeria

•    The growing importance of Nigeria as a key Emirates market is also seen with Emirates Holidays, the tour-operating arm of Emirates, which opened a dedicated retail office and call centre in Lagos,partnering with Tour Brokers International (TBI) Ltd

•    Today, Emirates flies to over 147 destinations in 84 countries across the six continents, 25 of which are in Africa


•    In 2005, Emirates increased services from four to six flights a week, and following a steady growth and demand, it became a daily operation in October 2005

•    On 1 January 2006, Lagos was delinked from Accra and became a direct service to Dubai, and on 1 February 2009, a second daily service was introduced, and today each flight is served with a Boeing 777-300 ER

•    The Boeing 777-300ER is the backbone of the Emirates fleet, efficient to operate and popular amongst customers

•    Emirates is all about connecting people, places and economies; and as Nigerians love to travel, explore the world and make new experiences, Emirates is excited to be playing a major role in connecting Nigerians, whether for business or leisure, to its ever-expanding worldwide network through its Dubai hub

•    Emirates currently employs 83 Nigerian nationals across its business in Nigeria and Dubai

•     Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of the airline, also plays a key role in facilitating trade between Nigeria and its trading partners in the Emirates network

•     In 2013 alone, more than 12 000 tonnes of cargo, ranging from household goods to pharmaceuticals and construction equipment, were imported into Nigeria using Emirates SkyCargo services

•    Underlining its position as one of the leading airlines in the market, Emirates has won a number of awards in Nigeria for its outstanding services – the most recent being the NTA Transport Award in 2013 and the AKWAABA – ‘Best Middle East Airline in Nigeria’ Award

•    Passengers on-board Emirates flights experience the airline’s award-winning services by its multi-national cabin crew, ice entertainment system with 1500 channels of on-demand entertainment and gourmet cuisine

•    Emirates also offers passengers very generous baggage allowances of 50kg in First Class, 40kg in Business Class, and 30kg in Economy Class

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