EMIRATES TO FLY FROM DUBAI TO MALTA VIA LARNACA FOUR TIMES A WEEK
From 1st October 2005, Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, will fly from Dubai to Malta via Larnaca four times a week. Air Malta will be code sharing on the flights between Malta and Larnaca.
Passengers from Dubai now have the choice of travelling to Malta and Cyprus at 08:35 hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays or Sundays. This service also offers Emirates passengers the added option of flying between Malta and Larnaca.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Emirates’ Executive Vice President Commercial Operations Worldwide, said: “Customer demand for our services to Cyprus and Malta have been steadily building and we are pleased to offer this service. We are confident that the additional capacity and the new route via Larnaca will offer a convenient option for both busy business travellers and holidaymakers.
“This move opens up new connections between Larnaca and Malta, as well as between Malta and Dubai. Malta and Cyprus are becoming key commercial and tourism hubs in the Mediterranean – and both are new EU countries. The new schedule will give passengers more flexibility in planning their journeys. It will encourage the Maltese to discover Cyprus and, hopefully, serve to attract more Cypriot tourists to Malta,” he said.
Emirates will operate an Airbus 330-200 on the route, offering 12 seats in First, 42 seats in Business, and 183 in Economy class, plus up to 17 tonnes of bellyhold space for cargo.
Emirates’ services to Malta were launched in March 1998 with twice-weekly flights operated by an Airbus 300-600. In October 1998, the airline increased its operations with a third flight via Athens, which was later substituted by Tripoli. During the past seven years, the airline has succeeded in increasing the capacity in passenger traffic as well as cargo freight. Emirates first launched services to Larnaca in November 1994.
Flight EK107 will depart from Dubai on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 08.35 hours and arrives in Larnaca at 11.15 hours, before flying onward to Malta at 12.15 hours and lands at Malta International Airport at 14.10 hours. Return flight EK108 departs from Malta at 15.40 hours, arrives in Larnaca at 19.15 hours and departs Larnaca at 20.15 hours. It arrives in Dubai at 00.30 hours the next day.
Emirates is one of the world’s fastest growing intercontinental airlines which offers services to more than 75 cities in 54 countries worldwide.