Emirates Airlines has suspended flight operations to and from Nigeria until further notice due to the issues between the Nigerian government and the United Arab Emirates.
The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authorities recently announced the withdrawal of the approval given to Emirates. In the letter, the NCAA instructed Emirates to use Abuja Airport only and suspend flights operations to Lagos, Nigeria. The authorities also restricted Emirates to fly once a week (Thursdays).
In response to the flight reduction, Emirates announced the suspension of flights to and from Nigeria until the issues are resolved. According to the airline statement, the last flight will depart on December 12, 2021.
With the recently imposed directive limiting Emirates to operate one flight per week to Nigeria via Abuja, Emirates will be suspending its flights between Nigeria and Dubai from 13 December 2021, until the UAE and Nigerian authorities work on a solution to the ongoing issue.
The last flights to operate on 12 December 2021are EK 783/784 to/from Lagos and EK 785/786 to/from Abuja
Emirates Airlines advised affected passengers to rebook their tickets or contact their travel agent for further instructions.
Customers holding tickets with the final destinations Lagos and Abuja will not be accepted at the point of origin. Affected customers do not need to call us immediately for rebooking. Customers can simply hold on to their Emirates ticket and when flights resume, get in touch with their travel agent or booking office to make new travel plans.
Emirates regrets any inconvenience caused.
Recall that Emirates recently resumed flights operations to and from Nigeria on the 5th December 2021. The airline suspended flight operations from Nigeria in May over Covid19 test issues.