Emirates will up its frequency to Mauritius from October 1 by introducing a third daily flight on its flagship A380 aircraft.
The carrier said the additional evening frequency had been introduced in response to increased travel demand to the destination. It will operate until January 31.
Flight EK 709 will depart Dubai at 22h10 and arrive in Port Louis at 04h45 the following day. Return flight EK 710 will leave Mauritius at 06h30 and arrive in Dubai at 13h05.
The additional flight will boost seat capacity to Mauritius by about 35% and supplements the existing double-daily Airbus A380 services.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group said: “We thank the Mauritian authorities for considering our request to operate a third daily flight. Air connectivity is critical to international tourism, and these extra seats will help us bring even more visitors from across our network to Mauritius, and accommodate rising demand. Emirates is committed to playing a key role to promote inbound travel, and support the government in achieving its goal of hosting 1.4 million tourists by June 2023.”