Emirates will serve Mauritius with a double daily A380 service from 1 December.
This second A380 replaces the existing Boeing 777 operation and increases Emirates’ capacity on the route by 19%. It allows for an additional 165 passengers daily.
Services between Dubai and Mauritius, and vice versa, are operated in codeshare with Air Mauritius.
The Emirates’ A380 is a wide-bodied double decker aircraft with a capacity of 519 passengers, including 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 429 seats in Economy Class.
On board, passengers in all three cabins can enjoy up to 1,800 channels of movies, TV shows and music alongside a range of games on the in-flight entertainment system. Passengers are able to stay connected throughout the flight with high-speed Wi-Fi access and mobile phone and data services.
First Class cabin customers can freshen up at 40,000 feet in one of two onboard Shower Spas, while both First and Business Class travellers have access to the Onboard Lounge.
The upgraded A380 service leaves Dubai as EK703 at 10h00, arriving at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport at 16h45. It returns as EK704 leaving Mauritius at 23h00, landing at Dubai International Airport at 05h40 the following day.
Emirates currently has 49 A380s serving 26 destinations around the world.