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
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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