Emirates, the Dubai based airline, is to add extra capacity on its route between Dubai and Mauritius starting 16 December 2013, increasing capacity for UK passengers wishing to have a holiday in Mauritius. The increase in capacity for this flight between Dubai and Mauritius will allow passengers using the connecting flights from UK airports Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Heathrow and Gatwick passengers to have access to the increased capacity.
Emirates will be operating a an A380 aircraft flight number EK701 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and the EK3701 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, departing from Dubai at 03.10 hours and arriving in Mauritius at 09.40. The return flight numbers, EK702 and EK3702 will leave Mauritius’ Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport at 18.20 hours and arrives in Dubai at 01.10 the following morning. Emirates’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Thierry Antinori commented: “The decision to add extra capacity supports the tourism sector of Mauritius. There has been growing demand to support leisure traffic to the region, and the extra capacity will serve multiple destinations across our network.”
The new flight replaces one of Emirates’ existing three class Boeing 777-300 services currently in operation on th eDubai-Mauritius route.