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Emirates Deploys Boeing 777-300ER on Dubai-Abuja Service

To further enhance passenger comfort, Emirates has started deploying a Boeing 777-300ER on its Dubai-Abuja route, from 15 September 2018, replacing a Boeing 777-300.

The Boeing 777-300ER on the route offers a total of 360 seats across three classes including 310 seats in the Economy Class, 42 seats in the Business Class and 8 seats in the First Class.

For comfort, Economy Class cabin features specially designed and contoured seats in a 3-4-3 configuration while Business Class offers sleeperette seats which turn to a 78” lie flat bed.

First Class features the world’s first private suites with privacy screens, massage-enabled leather seats which convert to flat beds include luxurious comfort covers, down pillows and cotton-lined blankets.

Passengers in First Class will find BYREDO travel wellness range of skincare in their private suites and Bowers & Wilkins Active Noise Cancelling E1 headphones, to enhance their experience.

According to the Regional Manager West Africa, Afzal Parambil, the deployment of a Boeing 777-300ER to Abuja demonstrates Emirates commitment to the Nigeria market and is another step to ensure it offers world-class products and services to customers.

On-board, customers will enjoy specially created regional menus and a wide range of movies, TV programmes, games and music through ice, Emirates in-flight entertainment system.

Emirates flies to over 160 destinations in 86 countries. It connects Nigeria to the world via Dubai with 14 weekly flights including 2 daily flights from Lagos and four weekly flights from Abuja.

Emirates flight EK785 departs Dubai daily at 1050hrs and arrives in Abuja at 1510hrs. Return flight, EK 786 departs Abuja at 1935hrs and arrives in Dubai at 0550hrs the next morning.

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