Emirates resumes flights to Abidjan
Emirates is to restart daily flights to the Cote D'Ivoire from May 1, following increased demand for the West African route.
The flight – which will be served by an Airbus A340-300 – will land at Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport in Abidjan and will stop over in Accra, Ghana.
Emirates senior vice president commercial – Americas and Africa Nigel Page, said: “The re-introduction of this daily service is a further boost to West Africa, coming shortly after the announcement of Emirates’ new service to Dakar, where we shall fly five times a week from September 1. Africa is a hugely important continent for Emirates and we are committed to investing in and further strengthening our products and services across the region.”
The Cote d’Ivoire, which has Guinea, Mali and Ghana amongst its neighbours, is one of the world's major producers and exporters of 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.