Dubai, June 13 (BNA): Emirates announced said it will reinstate two weekly flights between Luanda and Dubai, increasing capacity to five flights per week between the two cities, starting from July 1.
"As a country rich in resources, Angola has a lot to offer global trade and we have recognised a need to enhance our capacity to enable greater connectivity between our network and Luanda. We remain committed to serving our customers in Angola with not only advanced aircraft, but also more innovative product and service options,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for Africa. “Reinstating these flights and growing our service to a daily operation, will benefit trade links, boost investment and will contribute to the economy by promoting business and supporting Angola’s supply chain.”
The new flights will offer up to 23 tonnes of cargo per flight, giving companies and merchants the opportunity to increase imports of electronic equipment, construction and pharmaceuticals products, Emirates said.
The flight EK793 departs from Dubai every day at 9:55 am and arrives in Luanda at 2:40 am. The return flight EK794 departs from Luanda at 6:15 pm and arrives in Dubai at 5:00 am the following day.
The daily service starting in winter, flight EK 793 will depart Dubai at 10:10 am, and arrive in Luanda at 3:10 pm. The return flight EK794 will depart Luanda at 6:15 pm and arrive in Dubai at 4:55 am the following day.
Emirates started fights from Dubai to Luanda in August 2009 deploying the Boeing A330-200 aircraft.
In December 2014, the frequency was increased to seven weekly flights. In July 2017 due to resource optimisation needs, the weekly flights were reduced to three.