Emirates airline has announced the addition of a second daily flight to Athens from March.
The addition of a second daily service will take the total weekly Emirates flights serving Athens to 14.
The flight will be linked to the existing Dubai-Larnaca route, allowing travellers to book tickets between the Cypriot city and Athens.
The Dubai-Larnaca-Athens service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, with eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class, and 310 seats in Economy.
“Emirates started serving Athens in June 1996; since then we have carried over 2.2mln passengers on the route,” said Thierry Aucoc, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe and Russia. “By linking the new service to our existing Dubai-Larnaca flight, Emirates becomes the only airline to operate a wide-body aircraft on the popular Larnaca-Athens route.”
Starting 1 March 2016, EK 107 will depart Dubai at 7.50am (local time), arriving in Larnaca at 10.20am (local time). It will then depart Larnaca at 11.50pm, arriving in Athens at 13.35pm.
The return flight, EK 108, will leave Athens at 16.15pm, arriving in Larnaca at 6pm. It will then depart Larnaca at 7.30pm, and land in Dubai at 1.25am the next day.