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Emirates to double flights to Seychelles by year end

Dubai carrier says route will be serviced by 14 flights per week by the end of 2011

Emirates to double flights to Seychelles by year end
An Emirates Airline plane. (Getty Images)

Emirates Airline on Tuesday announced a 100 percent increase in frequency between Dubai and the Seychelles.

The route will be serviced by 14 flights per week, by the end of the year, the carrier said in a statement.

As from March 28, the service will increase to 12 weekly flights. Two further frequencies will be added to the winter schedule, making it a double daily service, it added.

"As compared to January 2010, we are increasing the capacity between Dubai and the Seychelles by 350 percent," said Majid Al Mualla, senior vice president, Commercial Operations - West Asia and Indian Ocean.

"The increase in frequency is the fruit of all our efforts and investment in promoting the Seychelles across our network. Our recent campaigns have stepped up demand for the route as well as opened up new feeder markets."

In 2010, 176,088 tourists visited the Seychelles, representing an increase of 11 percent over the previous year.

Since the launch of Emirates' service to the archipelago in 2005, the number of tourists from Russia and Asia has doubled. The Seychelles welcomed 9,929 tourists from the Middle East last year.

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Essam Kuhail 9 years ago

Good Bless Emirates airlines and the United Arab Emirates
They are great and professional propel and Government bodies, they bring more treasures to others outside U.A.E.