Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, will be able to connect even more people and cargo with Algiers on 1st October when it switches from its Airbus A340-300 currently operating the route to a larger Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
“In line with the healthy commercial demand, we are pleased to introduce our Boeing 777-300 aircraft onto our Algiers route, offering our customers more seats and an enhanced onboard experience,” said Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations for Northern and Western Africa. “Emirates constantly strives to provide its passengers with the very best service and we are confident that our Boeing 777-300 service will raise the bar for travel experience in the Algerian market. Our 777-300 will offer Emirates’ renowned cabin comforts and facilities, including our award-winning ice entertainment system in every seat, luxurious seats in Business Class and First Class, and extra legroom in Economy Class.”
Emirates launched services to Algiers on 1st March 2013. In less than three years, the route has carried over 272,000 passengers and 12,500 tonnes of cargo to date. The increase in capacity will offer 97 additional Economy Class seats per flight, representing a 45 per cent increase in economy seating capacity. The number of premium cabin seats remains unchanged, offering customers a choice of twelve First Class flat-bed seats and 42 Business Class seats.
Emirates’ Boeing 777-300 will also offer increased belly hold capacity, and can carry over 20 tonnes of cargo per flight. Some of the key import products being carried on Emirates SkyCargo into Algiers include pharmaceutical products, electronics, automotive, apparel and equipment for oil and gas sector. Exports include fruit products mainly dates.
Algiers is home to a rich variety of architecture and a vibrant cultural scene with a diverse heritage of Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and French influences. The country also boasts some of the world’s most spectacular coastlines as well as vast mountainous and desert landscapes.
On-board, passengers can discover ice, Emirates’ award winning entertainment system offering up to 2,000 channels of on-demand entertainment at every seat, dedicated children’s menus and activities, and gourmet regionally inspired dishes with complimentary beverages, while being served by Emirates’ multi-lingual Cabin Crew, including Algerian nationals. Emirates customers also have the added bonus of a generous baggage allowance with 30 kilograms for those travelling in Economy Class, 40 kilograms for Business Class, and 50 kilograms for First Class.
EK757 leaves Dubai every Sunday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 0845hrs and arrives at Houari Boumediene Airport at 1310hrs. The return flight, EK 758, departs Algiers at 1545hrs and lands in Dubai at 0125 hrs the next day.