By Victor Shalton
Emirates To Introduces Third Daily Flights to Mauritius From October, Announces $2 Billion Upgrade to Cabins
Due to increased travel demand to and from Mauritius, Emirates will boost connectivity to the island nation with additional evening frequency to Mauritius which will operate until January 31, 2023. Emirates will be commanding the traffic between Dubai and Mauritius with the new third-daily frequency which supplements the existing 2X-daily flight to the island nation operated by an Airbus A380.
The flights will boost seat capacity to and from Mauritius by approximately 35%, catering to the surge in demand and providing added support to the tourism industry during one of the busiest travel seasons.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group said, “We thank the Mauritian authorities for considering our request to operate a third daily flight. Air connectivity is critical to international tourism, and these extra seats will help us bring even more visitors from across our network to Mauritius, and accommodate rising demand. Emirates is committed to playing a key role to promote inbound travel, and support the government in achieving its goal of hosting 1.4 million tourists by June 2023.”
Meanwhile, Emirates is investing over $2 billion to enhance its inflight customer experience, the Dubai-based carrier said in a statement on Wednesday. The improvements include a massive program to redesign the interiors of 120 aircraft, along with other services across all cabins starting this year. Passengers can look forward to “elevated meal choices, a brand new vegan menu, a ‘cinema in the sky’ experience, cabin interior upgrades, sustainable choices and a generous approach to the little touches that make travel memorable,” Emirates said.
Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airlines said: “While others respond to industry pressures with cost cuts, Emirates is flying against the grain and investing to deliver ever better experiences to our customers. Through the pandemic, we’ve continued to launch new services and initiatives to ensure our customers travel with assurance and ease, including digital initiatives to improve customer experiences on the ground. We’re rolling out a series of intensive programs to take Emirates’ signature inflight experiences to the next level.”
Additionally, every cabin class will be refreshed with new, first-of-a-kind Premium Economy cabins installed.
“With its first aircraft scheduled to roll into the Emirates Engineering Centre for retrofitting in November, planning work and trials have begun in earnest,” the airline added.
Passengers will also be recipients of fresh produce on board, from the world’s largest $40 million hydroponic farm set up by the airlines in Dubai.