Emirates to add fifth daily service between Dubai and Colombo this summer

Posted: 09-Feb-16 15:26

Dubai's national airline Emirates will introduce a new daily service between Dubai and Colombo in Sri Lanka later this year. The carrier will operate five daily flights on modern Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft between the two cities from 1st August, 2016, except for Wednesdays when four services will be available.

Emirates to add fifth daily service between Dubai and Colombo this summer

Emirates has announced it will add a fifth daily flight between Dubai (DXB) and Colombo (CMB) in Sri Lanka this summer.

The Dubai-based airline will launch the new daily service on 1st August, 2016, giving passengers a choice of five daily flights in total, except for Wednesdays where four flights will be available.

"Colombo is a very popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, and is a convenient gateway to Sri Lanka's idyllic beaches, picturesque countryside and nature reserves."

Stated Ahmed Khoory, Emirates' Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for West Asia and Indian Ocean. Mr Khoory also explained:

"The increased frequency provides our customers with greater flexibility in their travel plans, allowing them to explore this exciting destination and connect seamlessly to other flights on Emirates' extensive global network."

The flights will be operated by a Boeing 777-300 ER, and will depart Dubai at 13.55 and arrive in Colombo at 19.55 local time. The flight back to Dubai departs from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Sri Lanka at 22.10 and arrives in Dubai at 01.00 hours the next day.

The service will offer an additional 2,250 seats for travellers, and up to 161 tonnes in cargo capacity in each direction every week. The route serves as a vital gateway for Sri Lanka's exported seafood, vegetables, and fruits, and imported household goods, mobile phones and pharmaceuticals.

During the flights between the two cities, passengers can savour gourmet cuisine and enjoy the airline's award-winning ICE entertainment system. Emirates is the largest airline in the Middle East, offering routes to destinations in more than 70 countries all over the world.

The Dubai-based airline began offering commercial flights for travellers in Dubai and Middle Eastern destinations in 1985, and since then it has become region's leading airline.

Dubai is one of seven United Arab Emirates and it is a hub for both leisure and business travellers. The city boasts unique architecture such as the Burj al Arab and the soaring Burj Khalifa, as well as vast upscale shopping malls, verdant parks, luxury hotels, huge theme parks, and pristine sandy beaches.

Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, renowned for its stunning natural scenery and diverse ecosystem that is made up of miles of sandy beaches, soaring mountains, thriving wildlife sanctuaries, verdant nature parks, and an array of heritage sites which that ancient cities and colonial forts.

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