Emirates boosts tourism links with new Seychelles schedule

12/10/2010 - Dubai Investment News
Emirates boosts tourism links with new Seychelles schedule

Posted by Neil King

Emirates, the national airline of Dubai and the largest airline in the Middle East, has announced that it will increase services between Dubai and the popular holiday destination of the Seychelles from next month.

Beginning on November 4th, 2010, the new schedule of seven flights per week will increase capacity by 16 per cent per week in both directions, making it easier for leisure travellers, especially tourists from the Middle East, to visit the archipelago, the airline said.

"This is a clear indication of our trust in the tourism industry of the Seychelles and demonstrates that all our marketing efforts are bearing their fruits," commented Majid Al Mualla, Emirates' senior vice-president of commercial operations for west Asia and the Indian Ocean.

"We are active partners of the Seychelles. We are taking the commitment to enhance our efforts to promote the archipelago further in the Middle East region."

The news comes after RAK Airways, the national carrier of Ras Al Khaimah, relaunched scheduled services at the weekend following a two-year hiatus.