Emirates has announced it will operate two additional flights a week to Colombo from 15th November to support the resurgence of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry as more key source markets relax travel restrictions.
The award-winning Dubai-based global airline said the added frequencies will increase direct flights between Dubai and Colombo to 14 a week, taking Emirates’ weekly schedule to Sri Lanka’s commercial capital to 21 flights a week, with the daily flight between Colombo and Male.
Effective Monday 15th November, Emirates flight EK650 from Dubai to Colombo, which currently operates five days a week, will be increased to a daily flight, with the additional service operating on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The flight departs Dubai at 02:40hrs and arrives in Colombo at 08:25hrs, while the return flight EK651 departs from Bandaranaike International Airport at 09:55hrs and arrives in Dubai at 12:55hrs, all times local.
Emirates has deployed its modern Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration on flights to Colombo, offering private suites in First Class, lie flat seats in Business Class and spacious seats in Economy Class. The additional frequencies will add another 712 seats into Colombo per week, and Emirates SkyCargo will offer an additional 40 tonnes of cargo capacity each way per week between Dubai and Colombo.
Travellers to and from Sri Lanka benefit from Emirates’ award-winning service and industry-leading products in the air and on the ground across all classes, with regionally inspired dishes and complimentary beverages and the airline’s ice inflight entertainment system which offers more than 4,500 channels of on-demand entertainment in over 40 languages, including movies, TV shows, and an extensive musical library along with games, audio books and podcasts.
Emirates has been gradually rebuilding its global network in a safe and sustainable manner and has resumed passenger services to over 120 passenger destinations, allowing travellers to conveniently connect to the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific via Dubai.
Keeping the health and wellbeing of its passengers as top priority, Emirates has introduced a comprehensive set of safety measures at every step of the customer journey. The airline has also recently introduced contactless technology to ease the customer journey through Dubai airport and taken its customer care initiatives further with even more generous and flexible booking policies, an extension of its multi-risk insurance cover, and helping loyal customers retain their miles and tier status.