Emirates announces fifth daily flight to Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT –Emirates Airline said it plans to introduce an additional daily service between Dubai and Colombo increasing the frequency to Sri Lanka to five flights a day.

Effective 1st August 2016, Emirates will operate five daily flights between Dubai and Colombo every day except Wednesdays when it will operate four flights, said the Dubai-based airline, the world’s biggest long-haul carrier.

The additional frequency will enhance the weekly services on the route to 34.

“Colombo is a very popular destination for both business and leisure travelers,” said Chandana De Silva, Emirates’ Area Manager Sri Lanka & Maldives.

“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.”

Exporters and importers in particular will benefit from the increased cargo capacity on the route and the increased connections to global markets beyond Dubai, he said.

From 1st August, Flight EK648, operated by a Boeing 777-300 ER, will depart Dubai at 1355 hours daily and arrive in Colombo at 1955 hours, all times local, a statement said.

The return flight EK649 leaves the island’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 2210 hours and arrives in Dubai at 0100 hours the following day.

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