Date Posted: 08/08/2018
Emirates announced that they will be introducing additional flights to Lyon and Paris, complementing the airlines existing schedule as well as providing even more choice for their customers. Lyon will receive an additional two flights per week, becoming a daily service and Paris will receive just the one additional flight, with the airline now offering 21 flights each week to the French capital.
The additional two Lyon flights started earlier this month, on 2 August 2018, and will operate on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Filling the gaps in the schedule and turning it into a weekly service.
Daily flights will depart Dubai as EK081 departs at 1435hrs and arrives later the same day in Lyon at 1930hrs. The return flight can be seen departing Lyon at 2155hrs and landing back in Dubai the following day at 0615hrs.
The two additional flights on Tuesdays and Thursdays will utilise the airlines Boeing 777-300ER fleet, just the same as the other five flights do. The Boeing 777-300ER is configured into a three-class configuration, offering 8 private suites in First Class, 44 fully lie-flat beds in Business Class and 304 spacious Economy seats.
Complementing the additional Lyon flights, Emirates have added an additional Paris (CDG) flight from 7 October 2018. This flight will operate as the third daily flight every Tuesday.
Flight EK071 will depart Dubai at 0405hrs and arrives into Paris at 0925hrs, while the return flight leaves Paris at 1125hrs and gets back into Dubai at 2000hrs. Flight EK072 is the only flight that departs Paris and arrives into Dubai within the same day. The other two daily flights arrive in the early hours of the following morning.
On the Paris to Dubai flights the aircraft operating the route is the airlines flagship A380-800 superjumbo. The A380 offers passengers 14 private suites on the upper desk in First Class, 76 fully lie-flat Business Class seats and 429 spacious Economy seats.
The additional flights will give Emirates’ own passengers greater choice and connectivity when travelling from Paris. Passengers will have the choice of over 160 destinations, across six continents when booking onward connections via the airlines Dubai hub. It will also help to further boost inbound tourism as well as meeting growing demand from French travellers for flights to popular destinations in Asia, such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as the Indian Ocean, Australia and New Zealand.