In response to strong demand, Emirates has confirmed it will start operating a second daily service to Lisbon, Portugal from 1st January 2016.
Timed to maximise a wave of new global connections to Lisbon, the second daily flight will offer travellers a convenient afternoon flight from Dubai to Lisbon helping to link customers in Australasia, East Asia, South Africa and West Asia with this vibrant city.
Since launching flights to Lisbon in July 2012 Emirates has recorded a significant increase in customer demand to and from the city with an average capacity growth of 15 percent per year. In line with the current daily service the second daily wide-bodied flight will offer passengers the highest standards of passenger comfort, with luxurious private suites in First Class, lie-flat beds in Business Class and generously-sized Economy Class seats.
“In the last three years our flights to Lisbon have gone from strength to strength both on the passenger and cargo side. There is clearly a need for another daily service to satisfy this demand, which is why we will start a second daily flight from 1st January 2016,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations West.
The growth in services to Lisbon by Emirates follows the recent announcement of the airline as shirt sponsor for the city’s Benfica Football team until the end of the 2017/18 season, underscoring the airline’s commitment to Portugal.
The new flight, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER will offer eight First Class Suites, 42 lie-flat Business Class seats and 310 spacious Economy Class seats. EK 193 leaves Dubai at 1440hrs each day and arrives in Lisbon at 1920hrs. The return flight, EK 194 departs Lisbon at 2100hrs and gets into Dubai at 0845hrs the next day.