Emirates Airline has announced plans to upgrade services to Algiers from October 1 when it switches from its Airbus A340-300 currently operating the route to a larger Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
The Dubai airline said the move was being made in response to "healthy commercial demand" on the route which was launched in March 2013.
In less than three years, the route has carried over 272,000 passengers and 12,500 tonnes of cargo to date.
The increase in capacity will offer 97 additional Economy Class seats per flight, representing a 45 percent increase in economy seating capacity.
“In line with the healthy commercial demand, we are pleased to introduce our Boeing 777-300 aircraft onto our Algiers route, offering our customers more seats and an enhanced onboard experience,” said Adil Al Ghaith, senior vice president Commercial Operations for Northern and Western Africa.
Emirates’ Boeing 777-300 will also offer increased belly hold capacity, and can carry over 20 tonnes of cargo per flight. Some of the key import products being carried on Emirates SkyCargo into Algiers include pharmaceutical products, electronics, automotive, apparel and equipment for oil and gas sector. Exports include fruit products mainly dates.
EK757 leaves Dubai every Sunday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday and Saturday.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
Subscribe to Arabian Business' newsletter to receive the latest breaking news and business stories in Dubai,the UAE and the GCC straight to your inbox.