Emirates will serve Mauritius with a double daily A380 service from 1 December 2014.
This second A380, which will operate as flight EK 703/704, replaces the existing Boeing 777 operation and increases Emirates’ capacity on the route by 19%. This further meets demand on the route and demonstrating growth of Mauritius as a destination.
“Our daily A380 service into Mauritius has enjoyed exceptional popularity since its launch, with more than 150,000 passengers having flown to the island during this time,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates senior vice-president, commercial operations, Latin America, Central and Southern Africa.
“The launch of a double daily A380 service to Mauritius will further strengthen our support for the country’s tourism industry and we are certain that hoteliers and operators will welcome this initiative,” he added.
Services between Dubai and Mauritius and vice versa is operated in codeshare with Air Mauritius. The Emirates’ A380 operating as EK703/704 is a wide-bodied double decker aircraft with a capacity of 519 passengers including 14 in first class, 76 in business class and 429 in economy class.
The upgraded A380 service leaves Dubai as EK703 at 1000hrs, arriving at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport at 1645hrs. It returns as EK704 leaving Mauritius at 2300hrs, landing at Dubai International Airport at 0540hrs the following day.