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Emirates to Increase Capacity on Tripoli Route

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Emirates is to increase its capacity to Libya by using an Airbus A340-500 on the Tripoli route.

From 1 August 2010, Emirates will offer a total of 3,612 seats per week between Tripoli and Dubai representing an increase of 9% in passenger capacity.

Emirates’ A340-500 aircraft offers 12 First Class Suites, 42 Business class and 204 Economy class seats, alongside 15 tonnes of cargo-carrying capacity.

“Demand for our services to Libya has been steadily building so the addition of the A340-500 will not only increase capacity but will also enhance the customer experience when travelling on this route,” said Haitham Al Battawy, Emirates Manager Libya. “The aircraft addition will also offer travellers from North African markets seamless connections to the Far East, the GCC, the Indian subcontinent and Australian destinations via Emirates Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, designed for optimum travelling comfort.”

 Passengers in all class levels can enjoy Emirates ICE entertainment system, which includes more than 600 channels of on-demand entertainment, including 50 movie releases, more than 20 movie classics and 20 children’s films. A large number of Arabic, Hindi and other world cinema films are also available.

Emirates’ cargo division transports a variety of goods into Tripoli ranging from electronic goods from the Far East to drilling equipment from the US. Exports from Libya predominantly comprise oil well equipment which is shipped to Dubai for onward distribution across the Middle East.

Emirates currently operates daily flights to Tripoli utilising an Airbus 330-200; offering 12 seats in First Class, 42 in Business and 183 seats in Economy.

EK 746 leaves Tripoli at 15:20 and arrives in Dubai at 23:10. EK 745 departs from Dubai at 09:20 and arrives in Tripoli at 13:20.

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