Dubai carrier Emirates will increase the frequency of its services to Algiers with the addition of a fifth weekly flight starting October 7.

At present, Emirates operates four flights a week between Dubai and Algiers on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The new service will operate on Fridays.

The airline will use its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft between the capital of Algeria and Dubai.

The schedule of the new service has been announced too. Flight EK758 departs Algiers at 3.45pm, and arrives in Dubai at 1.05am the next day. EK757 will depart Dubai at 8.45am, and arrive in Algiers at 12.55pm.

Emirates is the only airline serving Algeria with private, enclosed first class cabins.

In addition to carrying more passengers, Emirates’ fifth weekly frequency between Dubai and Algeria will provide around 30-40 tonnes of cargo belly-hold capacity for businesses.

Emirates initially started operations to Algeria in 2013, and will be celebrating 10 years of flying to the country early next year.

The airline resumed services to Algeria in November 2021after the temporary pause in its services due to the onset of the pandemic.

Over the summer, the carrier confirmed that it carried over 10 million customers on nearly 35,000 flights to 130 destinations.

It ramped up operations on several routes, reinstating daily services to London Stansted, and also increased flights to 33 cities on popular routes across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, as well as holiday destinations including Seychelles, Maldives, Mexico and Miami.