articles | 12 January 2016

Emirates announces second daily service to Athens

Emirates unveiled plans to boost capacity to Athens with the addition of a second daily flight to theGreek capital via Cyprus from 1 March 2016.

The addition of a second daily service will take the total weekly Emirates flights serving Athens to 14, a press release issued recently said. 

The flight will be linked to the existing Dubai-Larnaca route, allowing travellers to book tickets between the Cypriot city and Athens.

The Dubai-Larnaca-Athens service will be operated by a state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, with eight Private Suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class, and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class.

“The expanded schedule will enable more seamless connections for business and leisure passengers travelling from Athens to key destinations like Dubai, Manila, Johannesburg, Dhaka, Melbourne, and Hong Kong,” commented Thierry Aucoc, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe and Russia.

“By linking the new service to our existing Dubai-Larnaca flight, Emirates becomes the only airline to operate a wide-body aircraft on the popular Larnaca-Athens route,” added Aucoc.

Starting 1 March 2016, EK 107 will depart Dubai at 0750hrs, arriving in Larnaca at 10.20hrs.

It will then depart Larnaca at 11.50hrs, arriving in Athens at 13.35hrs. The return flight, EK 108, will leave Athens at 16.15hrs, arriving in Larnaca at 18.00hrs. It will then depart Larnaca at 19.30hrs, and land in Dubai at 01.25hrs the next day.

Source: InCyprus

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