Emirates, a global connector of people and places, has announced that it will serve Mauritius with a double daily A380 service from December 1, this year.
This second A380, which will operate as flight EK 703/704, replaces the existing Boeing 777 operation and increases Emirates’ capacity on the route by 19 percent.
It allows an additional 165 passengers each day to travel to this beautiful island set in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
‘Our daily A380 service into Mauritius has enjoyed exceptional popularity since its launch on 16th December 2013, with more than 150,000 passengers having flown our flagship aircraft to the paradise island during this time,’ said Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice-President, Commercial Operations, Latin America, Central and Southern Africa.
Since September 2002, Air Mauritius has been placing their marketing codes on all Emirates services operated between Dubai and Mauritius and will continue to do so with the commencement of the second A380 operation.
In December 2013, the codeshare partnership was expanded to include several points beyond Dubai, and over the last few months the two airlines have been in discussions to enhance the relationship and increase the number of destinations covered by the codeshare agreement.
Commenting on the second A380 service, Minister of Tourism and Leisure for Mauritius, Michael Yeung Sik Yuen said, ‘Since the launch of the first A380 to Mauritius last year, we’ve received a very good response from travellers, especially with our new and modern airport that can accommodate large aircraft.’
The Emirates’ A380 operating as EK703/704 is a wide-bodied double decker aircraft with a capacity of 519 passengers, including 14 luxurious First Class Private Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 429 spacious seats in Economy Class.
On board, passengers in all three cabins can enjoy up to 1,800 channels of the latest movies, TV shows and music from around the world alongside a range of games on the award-winning ice inflight entertainment system.
The latest technology allows passengers to stay connected throughout the flight with high-speed Wi-Fi access and mobile phone and data services.
The upgraded A380 service leaves Dubai as EK703 at 1000hrs, arriving at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport at 1645hrs.
It returns as EK704 leaving Mauritius at 2300hrs, landing at Dubai International Airport at 0540hrs the following day.
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