Emirates Airlines has suspended flights to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos following the persistent hazy weather condition which has resulted in poor visibility.
The affected flights were EK781/EK782: Dubai–Lagos–Dubai and EK783/EK784: Dubai–Lagos–Dubai.
The airline in a notice posted on its website said the affected passengers in Dubai can opt to travel to Abuja as an alternate route or return to their journey start point if holding valid return tickets.
It said passengers booked or connecting in Dubai onto flights to Lagos will not be accepted for travel at the point of origin until 16h February.
“Affected customers are advised to contact their travel agent or Emirates booking office to make changes to their bookings,” it said.
The airline said it is “monitoring the situation closely and will update our customers as the situation develops.”
“Emirates apologizes for any inconvenience caused. The safety of our customers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised,” Emirates added.
British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, Egypt Air, among other foreign airlines have recently diverted their Nigeria-bound flights to Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal and other West African countries.