Monday, May 27, 2013

Emirates to Add More Flights on Dubai-Colombo Route

Offering added tickets on flights running on Colombo-Dubai route, Emirates, the Dubai based carrier is launching three more flights per week from 30th June 2013. The rise in the number of flights highlights the increasing demand for air travel tickets to and from the Sri Lankan capital.

The full-service carrier will offer tickets for three more weekly services scheduled to run on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. It will increase the number of flights to four each day on those days, enhancing the total count to 31 flights per week.

The airline will ply Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and provide tickets for two class configuration. The additional services will contribute to extra tickets option for 126 Business and 1,158 Economy Class seats each way per week on the route.

Fliers booking tickets for Dubai-Colombo sector can draw advantages from airline’s unbeatable ice entertainment system with 1,400 channels, on-demand entertainment options like movies, TV programmes, games, audio books and music. In addition, they can also enjoy extra baggage allowance of 30kg in Economy and 40 kg in Business Class. The additional flights will bring more privileges for members of the Skywards frequent flyer programme.

With everything considered, it is believed that enhanced frequency would do good to both business as well as leisure travellers who seek tickets for flying on the route.

According to the schedule, the additional DubaiColombo flight EK 654 will depart Dubai at 0645 hrs and arrive in Colombo at 1245 hrs. The return flight, EK 655 will depart Colombo at 1410 hrs and arrive in Dubai at 1655 hrs.

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