Emirates has announced that its service between Dubai and Dakar, currently operated by an Airbus A340-300, will be replaced with a Boeing 777-300ER from 2nd September 2016.
The change to the larger aircraft will offer an enhanced onboard experience for Emirates’ Senegalese customers and those travelling to Dakar from across the airline’s network.
The aircraft will be in a three class configuration with eight private suites in First Class, featuring automated sliding doors for privacy, personal mini-bar, and fully inclined seats; 42 lie flat seats in Business Class; and due to its bigger size, 310 spacious seats in Economy Class.
The change to a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft increases passenger capacity on the route by 372 seats per week, reinforcing Emirates’ commitment to business and leisure passengers visiting the capital of Senegal.
The larger aircraft will also open up additional cargo capacity of 80 tonnes per week on the route, facilitating further trade opportunities between Senegal and Emirates global network of more than 150 destinations.