Emirates brings West Africa closer to Dubai with launch of new Dakar route

Emirates has strengthened its links to West Africa with the launch of a new direct service to Dakar.
EK 797 took off this morning for the airline's 105th destination, creating the only non-stop, scheduled passenger link between Dubai and Senegal.
Delegates representing the inaugural flight to Dakar.
The new route will cut current journey times to Dakar by around the equivalent of an eight hour working day, creating an easy, fast and convenient service for business and leisure travellers.
EK 797 departs Dubai at 0955hrs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and arrives in Dakar at 1600hrs. EK 798 leaves the Senegalese capital at 1740hrs and gets into Dubai at 0715hrs the following day.

An Airbus A340-300 is being deployed on the route, offering 12 seats in First Class, 42 in Business and 213 in Economy.

New Dakar route will help fish reach market fresher than ever
Located off the Atlantic Ocean in the West of Africa, Dakar has a rich tradition in fishing and its produce will be reaching the market fresher than ever once the only direct flight between Senegal and the Middle East is added to the airline’s network.

The Dubai-based carrier’s freight division, Emirates SkyCargo, expects to transport up to 3,500 tonnes of seafood a year in the belly-hold of the A340-300 which will be serving Dakar five times a week.
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