DUBAI, 23rd November, 2022 (WAM) -- Emirates has announced plans to add an additional daily direct flight between Dubai and Colombo, starting from 1st December 2022, to cater to the seasonal increase in the demand for travel.
The additional service, operating as EK648/EK649, will increase the number of daily flights between the two cities to three, including two direct flights and one operating via the Maldivian capital, Male.
Emirates' second daily flight will operate direct between Dubai and Colombo, except during 16th to 30th December, when the service from Dubai to Colombo will stop over in Male.
From 1st to 15th December and from 31st December to 26 March, EK648 will depart Dubai at 16:10hrs daily and arrive in Colombo at 21:55hrs, all times local. Flight EK648 will be routed via Male from 16th to 30th December, and will during that period, depart Dubai at 10.30hrs and arrive in Male at 14.45hrs. It will then depart from Male at 17.15hrs and arrive in Colombo at 19.15hrs.
Throughout the period from 1st December to 26th March, flight EK649 is scheduled to depart Colombo at 02:55hrs and arrive in Dubai at 05:55hrs.
Emirates operates its modern Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration on flights to Colombo, offering private suites in First Class, lie flat seats in Business Class and spacious seats in Economy Class.