Emirates starts daily Dubai-Abidjan flights
Emirates Airline has started flying to Cote d’Ivoire daily.
A statement obtained by The Citizen quoted the airline’s vice-president for Africa, West Asia and Indian Ocean, Mr Salem Obaidalla, as saying the flights started this month.
Previously flights to and from Abidjan were served by an Airbus A340-300, which made a quick stop in Accra, Ghana.
Mr Obaidalla hoped that the extra flights would benefit passengers with connections to Gulf Cooperation Council, the wider Middle East and the Far East.
“This represents a new support to business, international trade and passenger travel, while strengthening the country’s overall transport infrastructure,” he said.
The airline has also announced that it will have two flights daily between Dubai and Lagos in February next year.
Nigeria’s neighbours Guinea, Mali and Ghana are major producers cocoa beans, coffee and palm oil.
Abidjan is also a large commercial sea port, forming a gateway for the industrial world to and from Western Africa.
Source: The Citizen