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Emirates says to launch new-look 777 plane on Maldives route

Dubai airline Emirates has announced plans to deploy its latest Boeing 777-300 ER on Male route from June 1

Emirates says to launch new-look 777 plane on Maldives route
Emirates currently operates its latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Brussels, Geneva, Vienna, Tokyo (Haneda), London Stansted and Riyadh.

Emirates has announced the deployment of its latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft fitted with the Game Changer First Class suites on its Dubai-Malé route from June 1.

The Maldivian capital will become the first destination in the south Asian region to be served on a regular basis by the new aircraft.

Passengers travelling to and from the archipelago on Emirates flights EK658 and EK659, one of three daily non-stop services connecting Malé with Emirates’ hub in Dubai, will be able to experience the fully-enclosed First Class private suites inspired by luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz.

“The Maldives has become an increasingly popular destination for Emirates, attracting premium travelers, honeymooners and families from around the world. Introducing the new Boeing 777 with the state-of-the-art First Class suites on this route reaffirms our longstanding commitment to Malé,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ senior vice president, West Asia & Indian Ocean.

The latest Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft features ergonomically designed seats, multi-million dollar upgrades and the latest version of the ice inflight entertainment system across all cabins.

Emirates currently operates its latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Brussels, Geneva, Vienna, Tokyo (Haneda), London Stansted and Riyadh and has announced it will deploy the aircraft on flights to Kuwait from June 1.

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 777 family of aircraft, flying over 160 to six continents from its Dubai hub.

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