LONDON – Emirates has today announced it will increase flights out of Algeria, which is “in response to growing passenger demand for air travel”.
Effective from May 1, the airline will double its frequencies from twice to four-times-weekly.
It is understood that the Boeing 777-300ER will be used for the new flights, which will run on a Saturday and a Sunday.
EK758 will depart Algiers at 1545 local, before arriving in Dubai at 0105 local the next day.
Then, EK757 will depart Dubai at 0845 local, before arriving back in Algiers at 1255 local time.
Emirates has also mentioned that in regards to the Algiers flights, the service will no longer be linked with Tunis, offering more flexibility and convenience to travel from the region.
Alhemeiri: Services Could Boost Further in the Future…
Commenting on this frequency expansion was Omar Alhemeiri, the Emirates Manager for Algeria who gave some insight into the success of this route:
“We have seen a marked increase in passenger demand to and from Algiers, especially to Dubai and onwards to other destinations that are gradually opening or easing their restrictions across our network.”
“We hope that by increasing our frequency into Algeria, we are able to support traffic flows in and out of the country as it continues its post-pandemic economic recovery, and it is also a testament to our commitment to Algeria.”
“We have been operating flights for almost 10 years, connecting Algerians to the world and offering a world-class experience onboard, whilst prioritizing the health and safety of our customers.”
“We look forward to boosting our services further in the future to provide better travel options for our customers as they take to the skies again.”
Post-Pandemic Recovery in Full Swing…
It remains clear for Emirates that the post-pandemic recovery is in full swing, especially if it is able to boost scheduling across its entire route network.
The carrier has safely resumed tourism activity since July 2020 through the help of the Dubai authorities, which has opened up some more revenue options for the carrier.
As the Summer 2022 season begins to progress, it will be interesting to see which other destinations Emirates intend on expanding in regards to frequencies.
For now, Algeria is a good example of things going in the right direction for the Dubai-based carrier, with the priority now being continuing on this growth.