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06 December 2023

Emirates announces fifth daily service to Colombo

Emirates will operate five daily flights between Dubai and Colombo from August 1, 2016. (File)

By Wam

Effective  August 1, 2016, Emirates Airlines will operate five daily flights between Dubai and Colombo every day except Wednesdays, when it will operate four flights. The additional frequency will enhance the weekly services on the route to 34.

"Colombo is a very popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, and is a convenient gateway to Sri Lanka’s idyllic beaches, picturesque countryside and nature reserves. The increased frequency provides our customers with greater flexibility in their travel plans, allowing them to explore this exciting destination and connect seamlessly to other flights on Emirates’ extensive global network," said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West Asia and Indian Ocean.

The new flight will add another 2,520 seats and up to 161 tonnes in cargo capacity per week in each direction between Colombo and Dubai.