Only two months after launching its operations to Abuja, Emirates announced it will upgrade the route’s operating aircraft to a Boeing 777-200ER, starting from October 1.
Emirates launched a daily service to Abuja — its second Nigerian gateway and 22nd passenger destination in Africa — on August 1 utilising the Airbus A340-300. The new aircraft will continue to operate daily to Nigeria’s capital and offer 274 seats in the three cabins: 12 luxurious lie-flat seats in first class, 42 deeply-reclining seats in business class and generous space for 220 passengers in economy class.
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