Emirates Airlines, on Wednesday, announced the reinstatement of its flight operations to Lagos, starting next month.

Making the announcement in a memo to customers, the airline said that inbound flights from Dubai to Lagos and outbound flight to Dubai will commence on September 11.

“We are pleased to inform you that effective from 11th September 2022, we will reinstate operations of our flights,” Emirates said.


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“Inbound flights from Dubai to Lagos (EK783) and outbound flights from Lagos to Dubai (EK784) will recommence from Sunday, 11th September 2022.

“Lagos flights after 30th September 2022 will be advised in due course.”

The development comes shortly after the Central Bank released $265 million to foreign airlines amid threats by the international carries stop operations in Nigeria over the trapped funds

Emirates Airlines had earlier announced that it will be suspending flight operations in Nigeria from September 1 after several failed attempts by the foreign airline to recover $85 million of its over $600 million trapped in Nigeria.