Emirates set to fly twice daily to Athens

Dubai - The flight will be linked to the existing Dubai-Larnaca route, allowing travellers to book tickets between the Cypriot city and Athens.

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Published: Wed 13 Jan 2016, 5:24 PM

Emirates airline on Tuesday unveiled plans to boost its capacity to Athens with the addition of a second daily flight to the Greek capital from March 1, taking the total weekly Emirates flights serving Athens to 14.
The flight will be linked to the existing Dubai-Larnaca route, allowing travellers to book tickets between the Cypriot city and Athens. The Dubai-Larnaca-Athens service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, with eight private suites in first class, 42 lie flat seats in business class, and 310 seats in economy class.
Thierry Aucoc, senior vice-president, commercial operations for Europe and Russia, said Greece is a popular destination for travellers from the UAE, Australia, China and South Africa. "Emirates started serving Athens in June 1996. Since then, we have carried over 2.2 million passengers on the route," he said.
Zambia, Zimbabwe service
The airline also announced plans to enhance its on-board experience and increase capacity on its Zambia and Zimbabwe route with the deployment of a larger Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from February 1, 2016.
The Boeing 777-300ER will replace the current Airbus A340-300 and offer an additional 97 economy class seats.
- business@khaleejtimes.com


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