Emirates resumed its three-weekly flight service from Dubai to Malta via Larnaca, Cyprus on 14th July 2021.
Emirates flight EK 109 landed at Malta International Airport at 2.05pm on Wednesday, with its passengers and crew warmly welcomed by Emirates Country Manager in Malta, Paul Fleri Soler, Malta International Airport (MIA) CEO, Alan Borg and Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) Chief Officer Strategic Development and Deputy CEO, Leslie Vella. The return flight to Dubai, EK 110, also via Larnaca, departed on the same day at 3.35pm.
Emirates’ flights to and from Malta via Larnaca operate three times weekly. Emirates EK 109 departs Dubai every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8am, arriving at Larnaca International Airport at 11.10am. The flight leaves Larnaca at 12.20pm, arriving at Malta International Airport at 2.05pm. The return flight, EK 110, leaves Malta at 3.35pm, arriving in Larnaca at 7pm. The flight then departs Larnaca at 8.10pm, arriving the next day at 1.05am in Dubai.
The route is served by the airline’s modern and widebody Boeing 777-300LR aircraft, which offers 42 lie-flat seats in Business and 386 ergonomically designed seats in Economy class. Customers can again look forward to more than 4,500 channels of entertainment on ice, the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system, along with regionally-inspired gourmet meals.
Emirates Country Manager in Malta Paul Fleri Soler said: “We are delighted to resume operating our three-weekly flights from Dubai to Malta via Larnaca, and are proud to be Malta’s exclusive east-bound carrier. Operating to and from Malta for the past 23 years, Emirates has become synonymous with the strong link that exists between Dubai and Malta, both in terms of leisure as well as business travel.
“Over the years, we have carried thousands of business people as well as holidaymakers, lifting the curtain on Dubai, one of the world’s most exciting destinations. We will continue to assist Maltese industry by providing shorter connecting times and valuable cargo space for more efficiency.”
Malta International Airport CEO Alan Borg said: “We are pleased with Emirates’ decision to resume a triweekly operation to and from Malta especially at this time of uncertainty. The restoration of air connectivity following unprecedented disruptions to travel is particularly crucial for island states, and we are confident that Emirates’ services will contribute greatly to putting the Maltese islands on the map again.”
MTA Deputy CEO Leslie Vella welcomed the resumption of services by Emirates as another step in connecting Malta to its tourism source markets: “Emirates is a very important network airline which connects Malta to a number of long haul markets in a seamless manner. Malta and Emirates have a very long-standing relationship and the airline’s return to Malta after temporarily stopping services due to COVID-19 is a further step in reopening these distant markets.”
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