Emirates airline, a flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced that flights to and from Nigeria will resume on August 29.
The carrier communicated this in a tweet responding to a customer who presented a query on the Twitter platform.
“the first flight available from Nigeria is on the 29th of August. Please continue to monitor our website https://emirates.com/ae/english/help/travel-updates for travel updates and flight availability,” Emirates said.
Hitherto, flights were anticipated to resume on August 20 but originally, they were expected to resume on August 15 after UAE said residents from Nigeria, Uganda and a few other countries could re-enter, provided they met certain conditions.
On August 14, Emirates insisted that flights to and from Nigeria would remain suspended until August 15, had been moved to August 20.
Emirates has also reinstated capacity on its flights to and from Lusaka (linked with Harare) and Entebbe with five weekly flights each.
Meanwhile, Dubai’s flagship carrier is expanding flights to other destinations in Africa.In Johannesburg, Emirates increased flights to the city from daily to 11 weekly flights, with the addition of four linked flights with Durban.
The flag carrier also flies to and from Cape Town with three weekly services.
By Joyce Mukucha