Etihad Airways has said that as part of its commitment to Nigeria, it is increasing its flights on the popular Abu Dhabi-Lagos route, making its flight services daily.
“The new Tuesday and Thursday services will start on May 1, 2018 and the route will continue to be operated by a two-class Airbus A330, with 22 business-class seats and 240 in economy,” the airline said.
The Etihad Airways General Manager, Nigeria, George Mawadri, said the country remained an important market for the airline and Abu Dhabi.
He added, “The airline is committed to offering attractive schedules and choice to our guests travelling between Lagos and the UAE capital as well as convenient connections to destinations including the GCC, India and Asia.
“Since launching the Lagos route in July 2012, Etihad has carried almost 600,000 passengers between our hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport and the commercial heart of Nigeria.”
Mawadri said guests travelling to Lagos on Etihad Airways would experience the airline’s award-winning service by multinational cabin crew and onboard nannies, extensive in-flight entertainment selections, and a choice of complimentary international meals and beverages.
“As the trading centre of Africa and home to 21 million people, Lagos is a regional hub for many multinational companies. The additional flights will support trade links between Nigeria and the UAE, with cargo capacity set to grow from 54 tonnes to 75 tonnes per week in each direction. Key exports from Nigeria include leather goods and food items, while imports comprise consumer and fashion goods from the Middle East and the Far East,” he said.