Apr 26, 2017: Emirates has renewed its global marketing agreement with Mauritius and Seychelles by extending its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the tourism boards of the two Indian Ocean countries.

Emirates started operations to Mauritius in September 2002 with three weekly flights. A daily A380 service was launched in December 2013, and a double-daily service was introduced in October 2014, following strong demand for Emirates’ flagship aircraft on this route. In 2016, more than 1,200,000 tourists visited Mauritius.

In June 2015, Emirates increased its capacity to the Seychelles, when it switched from an Airbus 330-200 used on one of two daily services to a larger Boeing 777-300ER. The introduction of the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, which operates as flight EK 705 from Dubai and as EK 706 on the return flight, increased the overall capacity on the route by 1,722 seats per week and made the route an all-Boeing 777 operation.

The MoUs were signed on the sideline of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM). Various joint activities will be developed under the agreement, such as attendance of tourism trade shows and fairs, trade familiarisation trips, product presentations and workshops.

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