Emirates to increase capacity on Tunis flights

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Emirates is set to enhance its onboard experience and increase capacity on its Tunisian service with the introduction of a larger Boeing 777-300 aircraft starting from 2 June 2016.

The Boeing 777-300 will replace the current Airbus A340-300 used on the route, and offer customers even more onboard comfort, entertainment and seats, including an updated inflight entertainment system. The new aircraft has 12 lie-flat seats in First Class and 42 in Business Class, and, due to its bigger size, 310 spacious seats in Economy Class.

Tunisian travellers and visitors to the country can look forward to Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system, offering over 2500 channels of on demand audio and visual entertainment, from the latest movies, TV shows, music, audio books and games.

Customers will continue to enjoy the famous onboard hospitality from Emirates’ multi-national cabin crew, including Tunisian nationals, as well as gourmet regionally inspired dishes with complimentary beverages. Emirates’ passengers travelling on all its flights from Africa including Tunis have the added bonus of a generous baggage allowances, with Economy Class customers receiving two pieces of luggage of up to 23kg each, while Business Class and First Class customers can take two bags of up to 32kg each.

Traders and businesses who import and export goods will also benefit from a larger cargo hold on the Boeing 777 aircraft, offering up to 23 tonnes of capacity per flight. Some of the key exports products being carried on Emirates SkyCargo from Tunis include fruits and vegetables, fresh and frozen seafood, electronic equipment, truffles and dates. Imports include electronics.

Since 29 October 2006, when the first service to Tunis was inaugurated, Emirates has carried over 2.2 million passengers and more than 50,000 tonnes of cargo to date. The airline currently operates five weekly flights to Tunis, connecting travellers to destinations in the Middle East, GCC, West Asia, Asia Pacific region and the US via its Dubai hub.

EK 749 departs Dubai every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 0725 hours and arrives in Tunis at 1050 hours. The return flight, EK 749 departs Tunis at 1230 hours and lands in Dubai at 2350 hours.

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