Emirates increases capacity on its double daily Seychelles service
AA -Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is set to increase its capacity to the popular Indian Ocean Island of Seychelles, when it switches from the current Airbus 330-200 used on one of the two daily services to a larger Boeing 777-300ER from 1 June 2015.
The introduction of the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, which operates as flight EK 705 from Dubai and as EK 706 on the return flight, will increase overall capacity on the route by 1722 seats per week and will make the route an all-Boeing 777 operation.
“The Seychelles is a very popular leisure destination, and we have experienced consistent growth on the route since we started operations to the island on 1 January 2005, with three weekly flights using an Airbus A330-200. Since then we have had to gradually increase our frequencies and deploy larger aircraft to meet growing demand, and now 10 years later, starting from 1 June we will have two Boeing 777s on the route,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Latin America, Central and Southern Africa.
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