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Emirates Move Boosts NZ Connections with Morocco

8 August 2014

Emirates Move Boosts NZ Connections with Morocco

Emirates will step up services to Morocco with a second daily flight, boosting the service to 14 weekly flights beginning September 1.

And from 26 October, Emirates will upgrade this additional daily from an Airbus A340-500 to a Boeing 777-300ER, which means both daily services will be served by Boeing 777s.

The move to double daily flights will mean that Emirates’ four daily New Zealand services will offer direct connections in each direction at Dubai with this popular destination. Emirates has three daily A380 services through Auckland as well as a daily Boeing 777-300ER through Christchurch.

The additional Morocco flight, coupled with an aircraft upgrade, will increase Emirates’ weekly passenger capacity to Morocco by 100 percent, representing an extra 2,520 seats per week in each direction.

“By providing an extra daily frequency and upgrading the aircraft, we are responding to the strong demand for additional capacity,” said Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates Vice President Commercial Operations for Northern and Western Africa. “The strengthened service will foster new business and tourism ties to one of our key destinations within Africa and open up a wealth of choice for passengers travelling from Casablanca to Dubai. The increased frequency will give our customers greater flexibility in their travel plans allowing them to connect seamlessly to other flights on Emirates’ global network of over 140 destinations that spans six continents.”

All classes of the new aircraft are equipped with Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system with more than 1,800 channels of on-demand entertainment to choose from, including movies, television programmes, games, audio books and music from across the world.

Emirates’ customers have the opportunity to enjoy meals prepared by gourmet chefs and exceptional service from the international cabin crew recruited from over 130 nationalities, speaking over 50 languages. Customers receive a generous baggage allowance – 30kg in Economy, 40kg in Business and 50kg in First Class.

Emirates operates more than 168 weekly flights in 22 passenger gateways across Africa, opening a vista of travel options for customers in Africa.

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