By Gavin Gibbon
Emirates airline's flights had been diverted to Accra and Abuja earlier in the week
Emirates airline has announced its flights to Lagos on Thursday have been cancelled due to poor weather and low visibility in the Nigerian city.
A number of flights by the Dubai-based carrier to Lagos were diverted to Accra and Abuja earlier in the week, with others “delayed indefinitely”.
Due to poor weather and low visibility in Lagos, the following flights on 13th February have been cancelled:
EK781/EK782: Dubai- Lagos – Dubai
EK783/EK784: Dubai - Lagos – Dubai
For more details, please visit:https://t.co/0gLIVR1lIG— Emirates Support (@EmiratesSupport) February 13, 2020
In a social media posting, Emirates revealed the two scheduled flights to Lagos, at 3.55am and 10.30am; and return journeys back to the UAE, at 1pm and 6.10pm, had been cancelled.
A statement from the airline said: “Passengers booked or connecting onto the cancelled flights to Lagos will not be accepted for travel. Affected customers are advised to contact their travel agent or Emirates booking office to make changes to their bookings. Customers are also advised to check their flight status and to ensure their contact details are correct by visiting manage your booking to receive the latest updates.
“Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused. The safety of our customers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised.”