Emirates launches Direct Dubai - Dakar Flights

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 2 September 2010

Emirates has launched direct flights to Dakar, Senegal.

 EK 797 departs Dubai at 09:55 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and arrives in Dakar at 16:00.

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 Economy.

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 Beirut.

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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