Dubai carrier Emirates has announced plans to add an additional daily direct flight to Colombo, starting from December 1 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 December 16 to 30, when it will have a stopover in Male ahead of landing in Colombo.
From December 1 to 15 and from December 31 to March 26, EK648 will depart Dubai at 4.10pm daily and arrive in Colombo at 9.55pm. Flight EK648 will be routed via Male from December 16 to 30, and will during that period, depart Dubai at 10.30am and arrive in Male at 2.45pm. It will then depart from Male at 5.15pm and arrive in Colombo at 7.15pm.
Throughout the period from December 1 to March 26, flight EK649 is scheduled to depart Colombo at 2.55am and arrive in Dubai at 05:55am.
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.