Emirates adds 2nd daily flight to Morocco
Dubai, August 7, 2014
Dubai-based carrier Emirates is set to launch a second daily flight to Morocco, boosting the service to 14 weekly flights from September 1.
The airline will upgrade this additional daily flight from an Airbus A340-500 to a Boeing 777-300ER from October 26, said a statement.
The additional flight, coupled with an aircraft upgrade, will increase Emirates’ weekly passenger capacity to Morocco by 100 per cent, representing an extra 2,520 seats per week in each direction, it said.
Adil Al Ghaith, vice president - Commercial Operations, Northern and Western Africa, said: “By providing an extra daily frequency and upgrading the aircraft, we are responding to the strong demand for additional capacity. The strengthened service will foster new business and tourism ties to one of our key destinations within Africa and open up a wealth of choice for passengers travelling from Casablanca to Dubai.
“The increased frequency will give our customers greater flexibility in their travel plans allowing them to connect seamlessly to other flights on Emirates’ global network of over 140 destinations that spans six continents.”
The new capacity initiatives are expected to increase the momentum for Morocco’s import and export industry, he said.
Emirates SkyCargo will have a daily belly-hold capacity of 46 tonnes in each direction, ensuring businesses benefit from the additional 322 tonnes of weekly capacity on the route, said the report.
Key exports from Morocco include electrical components, mineral, chemical and agricultural products and garments while some of the main imports are petroleum products, automobiles and wheat, it said.
All classes of the new aircraft are equipped with Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system with more than 1,800 channels on-demand entertainment to choose from, including movies, television programmes, games, audio books and music from across the world, it added. - TradeArabia News Service