Emirates has announced that it is to resume flights to Conakry, the capital of Guinea, from October 30.
Emirates first launched its Dubai-Conakry-Dakar-Dubai route in October 2013. The airline made the decision to suspend services in August 2014 after a review of its operations.
But the route is being reintroduced, with the Dubai to Dakar service starting today with a Boeing 777-300ER, and will be followed by the Conakry link later in the year.
“The flight to Conakry will be linked to Emirates’ four times weekly service between Dubai and Dakar, and will once again provide both business and leisure travellers in Guinea global connectivity through the airline’s network,” Emirates said in a statement.
In addition to passenger operations, Emirates SkyCargo will also reintroduce its services and offer about 20 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight for key exports such as seafood, fruit, vegetables and textiles, and imports of mobile phones, pharmaceuticals and mining equipment.
Conakry will be Emirates’ 28th African destination.
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