Emirates has launched direct flights to Dakar,
EK 797 departs Dubai at 09:55 every Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and arrives in Dakar at
EK 798 leaves the Senegalese capital at 17:40
and gets into Dubai at 07:15 the following day.
An Airbus A340-300 is being deployed on the
route, offering 12 seats in First Class, 42 in Business and 213 in
On the cargo side, Emirates expects to transport
65 tonnes of goods a week from various points on its global
network, including oil industry equipment from the UAE; textiles
from Asia, electronics from East Asia and Europe; and a number of
products and garments from India.
One of the key imports from Senegal will be
seafood, with Emirates SkyCargo expecting to transport up to 3,500
tonnes of seafood a year in the belly-hold of the A340-300. Fresh
produce – such as lobster, shrimp and sea bream – will be landing
in supermarkets and restaurants throughout the UAE and the rest of
the GCC, as well as various destinations across the Emirates
network, including Athens, Larnaca, Rome, Milan, Madrid, Paris and
Trade between the UAE and Senegal has climbed
from US$ 14.2 million (AED 52.1 million) in 2003 to US$ 184
million (AED 676 million) in 2009, according to figures from the
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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