This news follows the exemption of the pre-entry visa – now also free of charge – applicable to Cypriot citizens visiting UAE from 22nd March 2014. Travellers from Cyprus will be able to enjoy once again daily access to Dubai and to Malta which currently is operating on a four times weekly basis. Operated by an Airbus A330-200, the daily service between Dubai, Larnaka and onwards to Malta will be adding a capacity of 563 seats a week and an additional 51 tonnes capacity for cargo per week in each direction.
The new Country Manager for Cyprus Mustafa al Jabri, said: “Emirates’ decision to re-introduce a daily service to Cyprus is a result of an increase in customer demand. The daily flights will enable more people to visit the country whether to visit friends or family, for leisure or on business. In addition the airline will offer better connectivity for our customers when travelling to Dubai, and onwards eastward to the rest of our network in the Indian subcontinent, Africa, Far East and Australasia. At the same time, this is going to add connectivity to Malta which should prove also to be a great attraction for a summer holiday with family or with friends considering that it’s only two hours away,” added Mr al Jabri.
Emirates A330-200 aircraft will feature 237 seats in a three-class configuration – 12 First Class suites, 42 Business Class suites and 183 Economy Class seats.
Flight EK107 will leave Dubai at 08:20 to reach Larnaka at 11:05 and departing Larnaka at 12:15 to arrive in Malta at 14:10. The return flight EK108 will depart Malta at 15:45, and will arrive in Larnaka at 19:10, departing Larnaka at 20:20 and will arrive in Dubai at 01:10 the next day.
On board, passengers will be able to enjoy Emirates’ renowned inflight service from a multi-lingual crew from over 120 countries, gourmet on-board dining and multi-award winning inflight entertainment system, ice Digital Widescreen, featuring up to 1,600 channels of movies, TV programmes, games, and music.
Adding to the airline’s extensive product offering, customers travelling in all classes enjoy generous baggage allowances – 30 kilos in Economy Class, 40 in Business Class and 50 in First Class.
The daily flight will enable Emirates SkyCargo, to even better serve Cypriot importers and exporters by offering a daily cargo capacity of 17 tonnes and more frequent connections with their supplier markets. The additional services also provide more opportunities for members of Skywards, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Emirates Airline, to earn Skywards Miles on their travel.
With a fleet of 213 aircraft, Emirates operates services to 143 destinations in 80 countries from Dubai. Emirates currently operates four scheduled flights each week from Dubai to Larnaka and onwards to Malta on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Source: Financial Mirror