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Air Peace, Emirates heat up competition on Dubai route

By Wole Oyebade
15 April 2022   |   3:24 am
In recognition of the strategic importance of the Nigerian market, Air Peace and Emirates Airlines have revved up competition on the Dubai route, via Lagos and Abuja destinations.

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In recognition of the strategic importance of the Nigerian market, Air Peace and Emirates Airlines have revved up competition on the Dubai route, via Lagos and Abuja destinations.

Starting from July 1, Emirates has disclosed plans to add additional flights to its existing daily service to Lagos, taking its weekly flight count to 11, “helping meet demand in and out of the market.”

The services will increase to double daily from September 1, 2022, taking the airline’s services to pre-pandemic levels.

Similarly, the Nigerian flag carrier, Air Peace, has relaunched direct flights from Lagos and Abuja to Dubai at a promo fare of N325,000 for a return economy flight ticket.

Spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, confirmed that the airline had also introduced twice-a-week Abuja-Johannesburg-Abuja connection as well as once-a-week Abuja-Dubai-Abuja flights.

Olisa said: “Passengers in Abuja can now fly Air Peace directly to Dubai and Johannesburg. The promo elapses on May 31st, 2022, and Dubai travellers are encouraged to take advantage of this offer,” he said.

The additional Emirates’ flight from Dubai to Lagos will operate as EK781, departing Dubai at 0400 hrs, and arriving in Lagos at 0840 hrs, local time. The return flight will operate as EK782, departing Lagos at 1205 hrs, and landing in Dubai at 2250 hrs, local time.

Emirates will also ramp up its services to Abuja in line with accelerated demand to and from Nigeria’s capital city, offering five weekly flights starting from 1 May, 2022, and then a daily service from 1 September, 2022.

The increased services demonstrate Emirates’ commitment to Nigeria, as it continues to respond to increasing demand for international air travel by offering more choice and flexibility to its customers.

Emirates has announced it will ramp up its global operations with the restart of services to four destinations, including: Bali (1 May), London Stansted (1 August), Rio de Janeiro (2 November), and Buenos Aires (2 November). The airline has also announced it will boost services to Mauritius and Singapore to serve market demand.

In line with the easing of travel restrictions worldwide, Emirates continues to rebuild and expand its global network to meet travel demand.

Emirates says it continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services and recently took its customer care initiatives further with even more generous booking policies.

Keeping the health and wellbeing of its passengers as top priority, Emirates announces the introduction of contactless technology and scaled up its digital verification capabilities to provide its customers even more opportunities to utilise the IATA Travel Pass, which can now be used across 50 airports.

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