Emirates increases flights to Tunis
Dubai , October 24, 2011
Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, plans to introduce two extra flights from Dubai to Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, from October 30.
The new flights will increase the total number of flights to six weekly.
Services to Tunisia are operated by A330-200 aircraft in a three-class configuration, featuring 12 luxurious First Class seats, 42 seats in Business Class and generous space for 183 passengers in Economy Class. The increased services will add almost 3,800 seats per month in each direction, providing a welcome boost to tourism and economic growth in Tunisia, the airline said.
“Tunis is a significant market for Emirates and these additional flights are a testament to our growing presence in the market since we began operations to Tunisia five years ago”, said Jean Luc Grillet, senior vice president of commercial operations for Africa.
From October 30, Flight EK747 will depart Dubai every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 09:05 hours, arriving in Tunis at 12:55 hours. The return journey, flight EK 748, will depart Tunis at 14:30, arriving in Dubai at 22:55 hours.
With a fleet of 159 aircraft and already the largest A380 operator in the world, Emirates currently serves 19 destinations in the African continent, with new services to Zambia and Zimbabwe starting from February 2012. - TradeArabia News Service