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Emirates Steps Up Seychelles Frequency

In response to increasing consumer demand for
travel to the Seychelles, Emirates the world’s fastest growing
inter-continental airline will be increasing its services to the destination
to five flights per week. Starting 2nd June, the airline will add one extra
flight to its present four-times-a-week schedule.Additional flight EK 705 will operate every Thursday, taking off from the
ultra-modern Dubai International Airport at 02:10 and arriving in the
Seychelles at 06:50, thus giving passengers an early start to their holiday.

Return flight EK 706 will depart from the Seychelles on the same day at
08:15 and arrive in Dubai at 12:45. Currently, the award winning airline operates every Tuesday, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday with the same departure and arrival schedules as
mentioned above.


The additional frequency brings about an increase of 25 per cent in
passenger and cargo carrying capacity. Nabil Sultan, Emirates Senior Vice-President Commercial Operations West Asia
& Indian Ocean said: “Customer demand for our services to the Seychelles has
been steadily building up and we are very pleased to offer an additional
weekly service. This not only brings in greater seat capacity on the route
but also gives our passengers more flexibility in planning their journeys.”



He added: “We also are happy to contribute with our additional flights to
help dispel the impression that the Seychelles was affected by the December
Tsunami. In fact this is not the case, and the island’s infrastructure was
left intact.”


Emirates services to the Seychelles - its fifth island in the Indian Ocean -
were launched in January 2005 with thrice-weekly flights. In March 2005, the
airline added one more flight to the destination bringing the current total
to four flights per week. 


Emirates operates an Airbus A330-200 on the route, offering 25 seats in
Business and 245 in Economy class, plus up to 17 tonnes of cargo capacity. The new frequency will boost Emirates SkyCargo’s total weekly cargo capacity
between Dubai and Seychelles to 85 tonnes in each direction. The
award-winning cargo division transports fresh and frozen seafood from
Seychelles to its hub in Dubai and onwards to its global network.