Starting November 4, 2010, Emirates will increase service between Dubai and Seychelles to seven weekly flights. The airline's third addition to the route since February, the flight will run Thursday and increase current capacity by 16 percent a week per direction, tailored for vacation and honeymoon travel, particularly from the Middle East.
Service will start with Flight EK 705 from Dubai at 2:30 a.m. to arrive in Seychelles at 7 a.m. From Seychelles, Flight EK 706 will depart at 8:30 a.m. to arrive in Dubai at 1 p.m. Both flights will be operated by an Airbus A340 - 500 aircraft with 12 seats in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class and 258 seats in Economy.
Present at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), featuring joint promotional activities in the Middle East, were Jean Paul Adam, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles, and Adnan Kazim, Emirates' DSVP Planning and Research. Among the 157,541 tourists who visited the archipelago last year, the majority came from France, Italy, Germany, UK, South Africa and Russia.