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Emirates to launch third daily Mauritius service

Driven by high demand, Emirates has increased Dubai to Mauritius flights from twice daily to thrice daily. The change will take effect on October 1, according to specialist website Simple Flying.

While Emirates has served Mauritius for many years, it has had thrice daily flights on just 69 occasions, most recently on January 4, 2020.

The additional service is EK709/EK710, operated by a B777-300ER, supplementing the A380 on the others, with first class available on all flights.

To Mauritius:

  1. Dubai to Mauritius: EK701, 02:35-09:10 (block time of 6h 35m); A380 
  2. Dubai to Mauritius: EK703, 10:05-16:40 (6h 35m); A380 
  3. Dubai to Mauritius: EK709, 22:10-04:45+1 (6h 35m); B777-300ER ← first flight October 1st

From Mauritius:

  1. Mauritius to Dubai: EK710, 06:30-13:05 (6h 35m) ← first flight October 2nd
  2. Mauritius to Dubai: EK702, 16:35-23:10 (6h 35m) 
  3. Mauritius to Dubai: EK704, 21:50-04:25+1 (6h 35m)

According to 2019 data, Emirates carried approximately 132,000 roundtrip passengers, an average of 181 passengers daily each way between Dubai and Mauritius. 

Europe is the main continent for Mauritius demand. In 2019, these were the largest city-level European markets from Mauritius across all airlines and at city level. Between them, they had over one million passengers and PDEW of 1,384:

  • Paris: 296,000 roundtrip passengers 
  • London: 247,000 
  • Frankfurt: 90,000 
  • Zurich: 57,000 
  • Milan: 55,000 
  • Geneva: 41,000 
  • Munich: 39,000 
  • Vienna: 29,000 
  • Marseille: 25,000 
  • Rome: 24,000 
  • Amsterdam: 23,000 
  • Manchester: 22,000 
  • Nice: 21,000 
  • Lyon: 21,000 
  • Düsseldorf: 20,000
  • Only Emirates and Saudia operate between the Middle East and Mauritius, with Saudia offering 3x weekly flights from Jeddah with B787-9s. Mauritius has not seen Qatar Airways or Etihad Airways.
  • Saudia launched Mauritius in September 2017, seemingly driven by religious traffic and the Mauritian diaspora. The route was previously served on a very time-limited basis by Air Mauritius, with both the A340-300 and B767-200 deployed.

Original article at SimpleFlying.com

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