The new services, “based on popular demand”, is to be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, bringing the airlines’ daily frequencies in Nigeria to four.
The new service flight EK786 will depart Dubai every day at 10:40hrs and arrive Abuja at 14:55hrs. The return flight EK785 will leave Abuja same day at 18:10hrs.
Emirates also announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019, to reduce the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway in April and May 2019, and to respond to global travel demand trends.
President of Emirates Airline, Sir Tim Clark, said Emirates is a customer-focused airline, with a commercially-driven business model.
He noted that the airline invests in modern and efficient aircraft fleet in order to improve customer satisfaction and deploy aircraft to destinations where it best serves customer demand.
According to him, the changes been implemented to the network schedules in 2019 are in line with the approach, taking into consideration global market dynamics and operational limitations including the maintenance work on Dubai Airport’s Southern Runway.
He also promised to keep a close watch on global markets and maintain flexibility to optimize the usage of our aircraft assets.