Saturday, July 31, 2010

Emirates will start new flights between Maldives and Sri Lanka

In the face of revival in the tourism sector, Dubai-based Emirates airlines is going to start additional flights between Sri Lanka and Maldives to meet the growing demands of tourist in the region.

In a statement issued by Emirates, the carrier said that it is going to add one extra flights from Sri Lanka to Malé from August 1, 2010. This would increase the number of flights between Maldives and Sri Lanka to four to five flights per week.

Majid Al Muall, Senior Vice President-Commercial Operations West Asia & Indian Ocean, "As tourism and economies revive in the region, there is increasing demand for seats on the Malé-Colombo sector."

These additional flights would increase the airlines’ services in Maldives to 19 flights per week making it one of the most active international carriers in the country.

As per new schedule, Emirates flight no. EK652 and EK 654 will fly from Malé at 16:30 and arrive in Colombo at 18:30. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday- return flight EK-653 will leave from Colombo airport at 21:35 and arrive in Malé at 22:35.

On Wednesdays and Fridays, flight EK654 will continue on to Dubai from Colombo.

Emirates will provide Airbus A330-200 for these flights. These aircrafts have 12 seats in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class and 183 seats in Economy Class.

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