As a special holiday offer, Emirates has announced it will operate double daily flights to Seychelles from December 24, 2021, until January 09, 2022. Two days – December 29 and 30 -- are excluded from the schedule.
Emirates already operates a daily flight to Seychelles using its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The second daily service is expected to boost tourism to the island nation, which is famous for its winter holidays. The airline expects passengers from popular inbound markets, including France, Germany, the UK, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, the US, UAE, and KSA.
The new Emirates Dubai to Mahe will operate as Emirates flight EK707, departing from Dubai airport at 10.20 am and arriving in Mahe airport at 2.55 pm, local time. The return flight from Mahe to Dubai will operate as Emirates flight EK706, departing from Mahe at 8.35 am and arriving in Dubai at 1.10 pm local time.
Ten weekly Doha – Seychelles flights from January 10
Emirates will further serve Seychelles with ten weekly flights from January 10, 2022, including a double daily service on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Passengers can purchase tickets from the Emirates website or book via Emirates Sales Office or travel agents.
The launch of new services is a result of Emirates’s renewed commitment to Seychelles. The airline signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Seychelles Tourism Board at Expo 2020. The agreement outlines various initiatives to promote trade and tourism in the country.
Emirates launched operations to Seychelles in 2005. The airline resumed passenger services to Seychelles in August 2020, once the country was re-opened to international tourists. Since January 2021, Emirates has carried close to 43,500 passengers to the island-nation.
Currently, Emirates conducts services to more than 120 destinations via Dubai within its global network.
Emirates receives last Airbus A380 superjumbo
Meanwhile, the last Airbus A380 ever made has been delivered to Emirates. This ended an era for the superjumbo planes. The double-deck aircraft A6-EVS arrived in London and will soon enter commercial service. It can accommodate up to 853 passengers and is usually viable to serve longer routes. For Emirates, it is the 123rd A380 joining its fleet. British Airways and Singapore Airlines are the other two airlines that operate superjumbos in their fleet.