Emirates plans to add a third daily flight to the island nation of Mauritius due to the increased demand.
Mauritius (located 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa) is known for extensive sight-seeing and rather expensive resorts that cater to the wealthy.
The third flight will increase seat capacity by approximately 35%, catering to the surge in demand for air travel to Mauritius during the busy summer season.
The additional flight will supplement the existing double-daily Airbus A380 services, and will offer customers more flexibility when planning their trip. They will have the choice of an early morning arrival, in addition to the existing EK 0701 service which arrives mid-morning, and EK 0703 that arrives early evening.
All three daily flights share the same code with Air Mauritius, allowing for more flexibility and a smooth travel experience to and from the island country.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group
“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.”
The third daily flight between Dubai and Mauritius will provide more cargo space for businesses. This will create opportunities for import and export between the two locations. The increased passenger capacity will also benefit travelers, making it easier to get to Mauritius.
In September 2002, Emirates began operations to Mauritius with three weekly flights, and it has been operating there for the past 20 years.
Emirates is clearly leading the way overseas with aggressive growth post-pandemic and its willingness to add many additional frequencies. What's impressive is the carrier is able to make the economics work with the massive A380. They soon will have over 100 of the superjumbos back in service!