Emirates adds flights to Luanda and to Moscow and Jeddah

posted on 14th June 2018 by Justin Burns
Emirates adds flights to Luanda and to Moscow and Jeddah

Emirates has reinstated two weekly Boeing 777-300ER flights between Luanda in Angola and Dubai – increasing capacity to five flights per week between the two cities starting from 1 July 2018 and will fly daily from this winter.

With the increased frequency to Luanda, Emirates will offer passengers even more convenient access to other destinations in its network, including 35 destinations in the Middle East, 18 in Asia and more than 20 destinations in the Americas and Australia.

Emirates Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for Africa, Orhan Abbas said: “As a country rich in resources, Angola has a lot to offer global trade and we have recognised a need to enhance our capacity to enable greater connectivity between our network and Luanda. We remain committed to serving our customers in Angola with not only advanced aircraft, but also more innovative product and service options.

“Reinstating these flights and growing our service to a daily operation, will benefit trade links, boost investment and will contribute to the economy by promoting business and supporting Angola’s supply chain.”

Emirates started fights from Dubai to Luanda in August 2009 deploying the Boeing A330-200 aircraft. In December 2014, the frequency was increased to seven weekly flights. In July 2017 due to resource optimisation needs, the weekly flights were reduced to three.

Emirates has also boosted its flights to Jeddah during the busy Umrah season. The airline will operate 24 extra flights, adding more than 10,000 additional seats between Dubai and Jeddah from 12 June to 24 June. The additional flights will be serviced by the Boeing 777-300ER.

These services will run in parallel with Emirates’ regularly scheduled services to Jeddah, which includes three daily flights. The additional services can be accessed by travellers holding a valid Umrah visa.

This year, top destinations where Emirates is expecting Umrah travellers to come from are Pakistan, North Africa, the United States, the UK and South Africa.

Last week, Emirates also launched a third daily service between Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport and Dubai, which will start on 25 October 2018 to be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER.

Emirates has been serving the Russian market since 1 July 2003 and already flies twice daily to Domodedovo on Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER and daily to St Petersburg.

The carrier said demand for travel has grown significantly over recent years, leading to the airline’s launch of this third flight to Moscow.