Emirates announces special discounts on its new Colombo flight

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  • Book on Emirates’ flight EK 655 and get 10% off on fares across the airline’s global network
Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has announced a 10% discount on fares from Colombo to any destination on the airline’s global network for outbound travel booked on flight EK 655 to Dubai, the additional thrice weekly frequency commencing 30 June 2013. Valid for sales and outbound travel up to 8 August 2013, these discounts will extend to onward connections from Dubai, which are part of the booked itinerary. Return travel is permitted on any of Emirates’ 24 weekly flights in to Colombo from Dubai. “This is a great opportunity for travellers to utilise this inaugural offer to get special fares network-wide,” said Chandana De Silva, Emirates’ Area Manager Sri Lanka & Maldives. “Because the new flight EK 655 offers convenient connections to Emirates’ services from Dubai to points in the USA and Europe – popular destinations for Sri Lankan travellers, the savings for passengers could be substantial.” Emirates serves 34 points in Europe and eight cities in North America. Once in the USA, Emirates passengers may also travel to many other cities under the partnership between Emirates and JetBlue. The airline operates 14 flights a week from Dubai to New York and seven weekly flights to Washington, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Dallas. The airline also has a weekly schedule of 35 flights to London Heathrow and 21 to London Gatwick. Besides connecting with all of these flights, Emirates’ flight EK 655 from Colombo also connects well with flights to several Middle Eastern points such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, Kuwait, Doha, and Dammam. Economy Class passengers in transit in Dubai have the option of using the ‘Marhaba’ lounge at Terminal 3 with a payment of AED 175 for four hours. Passengers on certain flights with a long lay over to New York, Washington or London are also eligible for transit hotel facilities in Dubai. Commencing Sunday, 30 June, the new Emirates flight EK 655 will depart Colombo at 1410hrs and arrive in Dubai at 1655 hrs on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays.  The returning Dubai-Colombo flight EK 654 will depart Dubai at 0645 hrs and arrive in Colombo at 1245 hrs. The new flights will be operated with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in two class configuration, adding 126 Business Class and 1,158 Economy Class seats each way per week on the route, as well as 23 tonnes of additional capacity for cargo per flight. Both cabins are equipped with Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system with up to 1,400 channels on-demand entertainment to choose from, including movies, television programs, games, audio books and music from across the world. Passengers on the new Colombo-Dubai services will also enjoy the extra generous Emirates baggage allowance of 30kg in Economy Class and 40kg in Business Class as well as the opportunity to earn Skywards Miles on their travel from the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Emirates Airline.