Emirates to boost capacity on Colombo route

24th May 2013
Emirates to boost capacity on Colombo route

Emirates has confirmed it will increase capacity on its services to Colombo from June 30th, with the addition of three more flights per week.

The addition of three more services, which will operate between Dubai and Colombo on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, will increase the number of flights between the two cities to four each day on those days, and take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Colombo to 31.

The additional Dubai – Colombo flight EK 654 will depart Dubai at 06:45 and arrive in Colombo at 12:45.

The return flight, EK 655 will depart Colombo at 14:10 hrs and arrive in Dubai at 16:55. 

“This increase in capacity to Colombo demonstrates Emirates’ continuing commitment to the destination” said Chandana de Silva, Emirates’ area manager, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

“The demand for seats to Colombo is increasing, and these additional flights will enable more people to visit the city whether to visit friends and family, for leisure or on business.”

The three new flights will be operated with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in two class configuration, adding 126 Business Class and 1,158 Economy Class seats each way per week on the route, as well as 23 tonnes of additional capacity for cargo per flight.


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