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Emirates boosts Mauritius links

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In an important move to support the growing number of tourists to Mauritius, Emirates airline will introduce two additional flights between Dubai and the "Paradise Island", boosting the service to 11 weekly flights.

The 10th frequency will be launched on November 4 while the 11th weekly flight will start on December 6, increasing existing capacity by 22% per week per direction.

"We are standing by the destination at a time when the international outlook for travel is uncertain," said Majid Al Mualla, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West Asia & Indian Ocean.

"Emirates will work hand in hand with the Ministry of Tourism and the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority to develop marketing campaigns to promote Mauritius across our strong global network. We will concentrate our efforts to increase the visibility of Mauritius in new and developing markets," added Mr Mualla.

"We value our partnership with Emirates and welcome the announcement of the additional flights. We look forward to develop joint campaigns so that both parties may benefit fully from this partnership," said Robert Desvaux, Chairman of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.

EK 3705 will take off from Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport at 10:15 hrs, with connections from all four of Emirates daily flights from New Zealand, and touch down at SSR International Airport in Mauritius at 16:55 hrs. It will turn around as EK 3706, departing Mauritius at 18:20 hrs and arriving in Dubai at 01:10 hrs the following day. The two additional flights will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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