Sunday 19 September 2021

Malta welcomes Emirates back

From left: Malta Tourism Authority Chief Officer Strategic Development and Deputy CEO Leslie Vella, Emirates Country Manager in Malta Paul Fleri Soler and Malta International Airport CEO Alan Borg together with Emirates cabin crew

Emirates has resumed its three-weekly flight service from Dubai to Malta via Larnaca, Cyprus on 14 July 2021. Emirates flight EK 109 landed at Malta International Airport at 1405hrs 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 1535hrs. 

Emirates’ flights to and from Malta via Larnaca operate three times weekly. Emirates EK 109 departs Dubai every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 0800hrs, arriving at Larnaca International Airport at 1110hrs. The flight leaves Larnaca at 1220hrs, arriving at Malta International Airport at 1405hrs. The return flight, EK 110, leaves Malta at 1535hrs, arriving in Larnaca at 1900hrs. The flight then departs Larnaca at 2010hrs, arriving the next day at 0105hrs 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.”

Holidaymakers who choose Emirates can now enjoy Dubai from a new perspective, with a complimentary ticket to At the Top, Burj Khalifa – one of the world’s highest observation decks which is situated on the world’s tallest building. To get their free entry, customers need to book their travel to Dubai on emirates.com with a promo code TOP2021 or via participating travel agents before 22nd of July for travel until 30th September 2021.

A holiday in Dubai is only complete with a visit to the Dubai Mall, a vibrant hub of shopping and entertainment including the Dubai Aquarium and the Underwater Zoo. Visitors can end a delightful day at one of the many dining venues while enjoying the spectacular choreographed musical of the Dubai Fountain. 

Emirates continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services that address traveller needs during a dynamic time. Recently the airline took its customer care initiatives even further with even more generous and flexible booking policies, an extension of its multi-risk insurance cover, and helping loyal customers retain their miles and tier status.

Members of Emirates Skywards, the airline’s award-winning loyalty programme, can look forward to earning Double Tier Miles on all flights to Dubai booked before 31st July, for travel until 31st December 2021.

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