Into Africa

Emirates Airline will start the first regular non-stop service between Dubai and West Africa early next year, with the launch of a week service to Accra, Ghana via Lagos in Nigeria. The service will use a brand new Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  December 4, 2003

Emirates Airline will start the first regular non-stop service between Dubai and West Africa early next year, with the launch of a week service to Accra, Ghana via Lagos in Nigeria. The service will use a brand new Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

The airline says it has launched the service between Lagos-Accra and Dubai in response to the longstanding desire of business travellers and tourists seeking easier passage between West Africa and the Middle East.

“Every time Emirates starts services to new destinations, we strongly market them throughout our network worldwide. As a result, this new route will be good not just for our airline and passengers, but also for Nigeria and Ghana, by fostering new business opportunities from across our network,” says Ghaith Al Ghaith, Emirates’ executive vice president for commercial operations worldwide.

“Emirates has built a reputation for making available to its customers a high-quality flying experience at a competitive price. We are happy that the time has come to extend our services to Lagos and Accra customers and to enable them to experience the Emirates difference first hand,” he adds.

Cargo customers will also be able to take advantage of a total of 120 tons of air cargo capacity per week between Lagos-Accra, Middle East destinations and beyond.

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