Emirates will launch a second daily service to Lisbon next year.

From January 1, the Gulf airline will operate anotherĀ B777-300ER between Dubai and the Portuguese capital.

Outbound service EK193 will depart Dubai at 1440 and arrive in Lisbon at 1920, while return leg EK194 will leave Lisbon at 2100 and land in Dubai at 0845 the next day.

The flights will complement the carrier’s existing daily EK191/192 service on the route, which launched in 2012 (see news, July 2012).

Emirates divisional senior vice president Hubert Frach said: “The additional service will provide customers in Africa, the Far East and Australasia, the Middle East and West Asia with even easier access to Lisbon, supporting the burgeoning business and leisure traffic between these markets and Portugal.”

The B777-300ER will be configured in three classes with eight first class suites, 42 seats in business, and 310 in economy.


Graham Smith