In keeping with its onboard local-flavour food philosophy, Emirates has introduced local Nigerian delicacies for passengers travelling on Emirates flights from Nigeria.
The local meals include Jollof Rice, Beef Stew Porridge yam, Braised Chicken thighs, Rice with black eyed beans, Fried plantain, Sautéed Spinach, Sweet Potato Mash, and Chicken stew.
The introduction of local menus is coming in Emirates 15th year of operation in Nigeria, to re-inforce its commitment to Nigerians travellers.
The airline is committed to making their travellers all over the world fly better with a variety of interesting and regional cuisines made by extremely talented chef from different nationalities.
Nigerian travellers are now faced with the opportunity to savour delicious meals and beverages on-board. Young adventurers are not left out in the new meals introduced on-board for Nigerians. Children can also enjoy the newly introduced meals introduced on-board for their satisfaction.
Emirates marked its 15th year of operations in Nigeria with the launch of a pan-African brand advertising campaign that celebrated the talent and achievements of young Africans, taking the message of ‘New Africa’ to the world.
The airline commenced flights to Lagos on 2 January 2004, with 4 flights per week from linked with Accra, operated by an A330-200. In 2005, the service was increased to six flights a week, growing to daily operation in October 2005.
The airline has seen a steady growth in operations, and on 1 January 2006, Lagos was delinked from Accra and became a direct service to Dubai. Emirates started its second daily service to Lagos in February 2009.
Since its first flight, Emirates has flown millions of passengers on the popular Nigerian route and has become the airline of choice for both premium and value-conscious Nigerian travellers.
Emirates currently flies to 158 destinations in 86 countries with 271 aircraft. It operates a double daily flight to Lagos, and 4 weekly flights to, Abuja which will become daily from 1 June 2019.