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Emirates to launch new route to Madagascar

by Jeffrey Teruel - Founder/Editor-Flights in Asia
Published on June 07, 2024


Emirates has announced it will launch flights to Madagascar this September.

Emirates has announced it will launch flights to Madagascar this September.

The Dubai-based carrier announced it will launch new, four-weekly flights between Dubai and Antananarivo – via the Seychelles – from September 3. According to Emirates, it will use Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with 360 seats – 8 First Class suites, 42 Business, and 310 Economy – on the route.

Operating as EK707, the outbound flight will depart Dubai to Mahe, the Seychelles in the morning and arrive in the afternoon. It will then continue again to arrive at Antananarivo later in the afternoon. The return flight – EK708 – will depart Antananarivo in the early evening and arrive in Mahe later in the evening before taking off and arriving back in Dubai early the following morning.

Speaking on the new service to Madagascar, Emirates Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer Adnan Kazim said: “Madagascar has historically been underserved, despite growing appetite from travellers for authentic ecotourism experiences. Emirates understands the importance of offering customers efficient connectivity and premium travel experiences and we’re confident that this new service will have a positive impact on boosting Madagascar’s connectivity, offering more opportunities for travellers to discover the hidden gem that is Madagascar, in addition to opening new international business opportunities.”

The new service by Emirates will provide connectivity to/from over 140 points on the airline's network through its hub at Dubai.

Our agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Madagascar opens the way to this new Antananarivo-Dubai route and represents a significant step forward for the development of tourism and trade between the two countries,” said Manambahoaka Valéry Ramonjavelo, Madagascar’s Minister of Transports, and Meteorology. “This is extremely positive news in more than one way, as it opens a new door between Madagascar and the world, through the Dubai hub, the biggest international hub in passenger numbers. 

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