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Emirates’ second daily A380 to Mauritius to start earlier than scheduled

Emirates’ second daily A380 to Mauritius to start earlier than scheduled

Demonstrating the popularity of Emirates airlines in the island economy, the second daily service of its wide-bodied Airbus flight will now begin on 26th October this year, instead of 1st December as was originally planned. (Image: Company)

Dubai’s premier airlines Emirates, a global connector of people and places, will launch its second daily A380 service to Mauritius earlier than initially planned.

Emirates’ second daily service of the wide-bodied Airbus flight to the island will now begin on 26th October this year, instead of 1st December as was originally planned.

This second A380 service, which will operate as flight EK703/704, replaces the existing Boeing 777 operation and will have a capacity of 489 passengers including 14 luxurious First Class Private Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 399 spacious seats in Economy Class.

This second A380 will increase Emirates’ capacity by 1890 seats per week, said Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice-President, Commercial Operations, Latin America, Central and Southern Africa.

“We are delighted that we are able to bring forward the launch of the second A380 service to Mauritius. The fact that we are introducing this service to the island in October demonstrates that the popularity of our product is growing consistently,” he added.

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. First Class and Business Class customers can enjoy the on-board lounge, while First Class customers also have access to the on-board shower spas.

The airline’s services between Dubai and Mauritius are operated in codeshare with Air Mauritius.

The flight will depart Dubai as EK703 at 1000hrs, and arrive at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport at 1645hrs. It returns as EK704, and will depart Mauritius at 2300hrs, landing at Dubai International Airport at 0540hrs the following day.

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