Despite pulling its operations from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Dubai-based and world’s fastest growing airline, Emirates has said that it is committed to Nigeria and would continue to serve the country at all times.
Emirates said it recognised that the present economic downturn is temporary and would continue to support Nigeria despite the forex challenges the airline and others are facing, noting that it has always shown commitment to the country, which has some of its loyal customers in the world.
It said that it cannot abandon its teeming customers, only that those who used to operate from Abuja would make adjustment to suit the airline’s new schedule, adding that the suspension of its Abuja operation is temporary and in the near future the airline would review its decision.
Sales Manager of Emirates Airlines, Eghe Ekhator in a recent public hearing at the National Assembly in Abuja reiterated the commitment of the airline to Nigeria and said it values its Nigerian service and would continue to serve the country.
Meanwhile, Emirates has undertaken a massive investment to ensure premium passenger comfort as the airline said it has completed a major makeover of its Business Class lounge at Concourse B of Dubai International Airport.
The airline said the $11 million refurbishment project took two years to complete and is part of the airline’s continuous investment to improve and upgrade its products for a seamless and enjoyable travel experience.
Emirates’ premium customers can now look forward to an enhanced lounge experience with three new distinct concept areas within the Emirates Business Class Lounge. The latest food and beverage concepts cater to diverse tastes and include a barista experience in partnership with Costa Coffee, a Health hub with Voss water featuring healthier options, and an exclusive Moët & Chandon champagne lounge.