Emirates to operate fifth daily service to Colombo

28 Jan 2016 by Clement Huang

Emirates will add a fifth daily service to its Dubai–Colombo route later this year.

With effect from August 1, the Gulf carrier will operate five daily flights to the Sri Lankan city every day except Wednesday, when it will operate four flights.

Total flights for the route will increase to 34 per week, with the new frequencies adding an additional 2,529 seats per week.

“Colombo is a very popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, and is a convenient gateway to Sri Lanka’s idyllic beaches, picturesque countryside and nature reserves,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ senior vice president, commercial operations- West Asia and Indian Ocean.

“The increased frequency provides our customers with greater flexibility in their travel plans, allowing them to explore this exciting destination and connect seamlessly to other flights on Emirates’ extensive global network”.

Emirates will continute to operate a three-class B777-300ER on the additional flights, which comes with eight seats in first, 42 in business and 304 in economy.

Flight EK648 will depart Dubai at 1355 and arrive in Colombo at 1955. The return service will see flight EK649 leave Bandaranaike International Airport at 2210 and touch back down in Dubai International Airport at 0100 the following day. 

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Clement Huang

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