Emirates Airline is to increase its number of
flights between Dubai and the island paradise of Mauritius with
two additional flights per week starting 27th June 2009.
Emirates’ current daily service will escalate to
nine flights per week, with the additional flights
operating on Thursdays and Saturdays. The extra flights will increase existing
capacity by almost 20% per week per direction.
Majid Al Mualla,
Emirates’ Vice President Commercial Operations, West Asia & Indian
Ocean said, “The increased frequency is representative of
Emirates’ enhanced commitment to Mauritius. Our recent campaigns
have stepped up demand for the route as well as opened up new
feeder markets such as Russia and East Europe. The increasing
number of tourists will welcome these additional flights as they
will have more travel options and better connectivity. Flights
from Emirates’ Middle East network and Russia connect within four
hours to the Mauritius service.”
930,456 tourists visited
Mauritius in 2008, representing a 2.6% increase in arrivals over
the previous year.
EK 3705 will take off from
Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport at 10:20 and touch
down at SSR International Airport in Mauritius at 16:45. It
will turn around as EK 3706, departing Mauritius at 18:30 and
arriving in Dubai at 01:00 the following day.
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