These direct flights will linkAbu DhabiandLagossix times a week and will be operated by a two class A330-200 aircraft with 22 Pearl Business class and 240 Coral Economy seats.
Lagosbecomes the 83rd destination in Etihad Airways’ global network and these return flights will create a new link betweenNigeria, Africa’s third largest economy, andPakistan via theUnited Arab Emirates.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “The launch of services toLagosis consistent with our strategy of targeting areas of strong growth in emerging markets. TheUnited Arab Emiratesis a major trade partner of the Oil-Rich state ofNigeria, which has a population of more than 150 million people, the largest inAfricaand the seventh biggest in the world.
The Lagos schedule will provide seamless connections over Abu Dhabi to key North and Southeast Asian destinations and markets in the Indian Subcontinent especially Pakistan. From Pakistan, Etihad operates 23 weekly flights to Abu Dhabi – with daily flights from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and twice weekly from Peshawar.