Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Emirates Enhancing NZ-Nigeria Connections

News Release, 15 November 2012

Emirates Enhancing NZ-Nigeria Connections

Emirates is responding to strong passenger and cargo demand in Nigeria, by upgrading one of its Lagos flights to a Boeing 777-300, with both daily services operated by Boeing 777s .

The Lagos flights will offer direct connections each way at Dubai with all four daily Emirates services between New Zealand and Dubai.

The Airbus A340-500 currently deployed on one of Lagos’ two daily flights will be replaced with a larger Boeing 777-300ER from December 1, giving a 48% boost to seat capacity.

“Deploying a Boeing 777 on the Dubai-Lagos route demonstrates the strong demand from travellers to fly with Emirates and experience our superior products and services,” said Jean Luc Grillet, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for Africa.

“With the introduction of this larger aircraft, we will offer over 10,000 seats every week to and from Lagos. This aircraft upgrade will offer travellers from West Africa markets seamless connections to the Indian Subcontinent, East Asia and Australasia, via Emirates Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport,” Jean Luc added.

Nigeria has been part of Emirates’ route network since January 2004, when services were launched between Dubai and Lagos with four flights a week. The Boeing 777 aircraft will be in a three-class configuration that offers 12 luxurious First Class seats, 42 seats in Business Class and generous space for 310 passengers in Economy Class.

The Boeing 777-300ER is the backbone of the Emirates fleet, with 91 in service and a further 72 on order.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Internet: NZ Govt Lifts Target Speeds For Rural Broadband

The government has lifted its expectations on faster broadband speeds for rural New Zealand as it targets increased spending on research and development in the country's information and communications technology sector, which it sees as a key driver for export growth. More>>


Banks: Westpac Keeps Core Government Transactions Contract

The local arm of Westpac Banking Corp has kept its contract with the New Zealand government to provide core transactions, but will have to share peripheral services with its rivals. More>>


Science Investment Plan: Universities Welcome Statement

Universities New Zealand has welcomed the National Statement of Science Investment released by the Government today... this is a critical document as it sets out the Government’s ten-year strategic direction that will guide future investment in New Zealand’s science system. More>>


Scouring: Cavalier Merger Would Extract 'Monopoly Rents' - Godfrey Hirst

A merger of Cavalier Wool Holdings and New Zealand Wool Services International's two wool scouring operations would create a monopoly, says carpet maker Godfrey Hirst. The Commerce Commission on Friday released its second draft determination on the merger, maintaining its view that the public benefits would outweigh the loss of competition. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: She Means Business

As Foreman says in her conclusion, this is a business book. It opens with a brief biographical section followed by a collection of interesting tips for entrepreneurs... More>>


Hourly Wage Gap Grows: Gender Pay Gap Still Fixed At Fourteen Percent

“The totally unchanged pay gap is a slap in the face for women, families and the economy,” says Coalition spokesperson, Angela McLeod. Even worse, Māori and Pacific women face an outrageous pay gap of 28% and 33% when compared with the pay packets of Pākehā men. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news