Emirates, the world’s most recognisable airline, has announced the addition of 38 extra flights on six routes in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Middle East to fulfil rising demand ahead of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday.
As passenger volume is expected to exceed 110,000 during the Eid holidays, the airline will add flights to Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah, Kuwait, Beirut, and Riyadh.
.@emirates expands its schedule this week to offer 38 additional flights across 6 cities in the GCC & Middle East to meet significant demand for Eid Al Fitr holiday travel. More than 110k travelers are expected to board Emirates flights during the holiday https://t.co/LRlNl9FZZu pic.twitter.com/xFRbanL5pu
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 18, 2023
From April 19 to April 29, the airline will operate four more flights to and from Riyadh on Saudi Arabian routes. From the 20th to the 25th of April, it will fly three daily A380 flights and six Boeing 777 flights on the Jeddah route.
Meanwhile, new flights will be offered in Dammam from the 20th to the 31st of May. To accommodate travel demand, Madinah will also witness the inauguration of 16 additional flights.
Similarly, from 20 to 27 April, Emirates will add eight more flights in Kuwait to meet increased demand for popular destinations such as Dubai, Maldives, Phuket, Bangkok, London, Mauritius, and Milan.
The airline has also added an extra flight on the Beirut route on April 23.
Eid Menu on Emirates Flights
From the 21st through the 24th of April, Emirates will offer a special Eid Al-Fitr menu to passengers departing from Dubai. Traditional delicacies such as madfoon, mansaf, chicken mandi, and braised lamb will be served.
Passengers travelling from Dubai will also receive a small gift with their meal to wish them a good Eid.
Emirates’ high-class lounges will serve a variety of traditional foods on the first day of Eid, including Arabic coffee, jallab, mezze, and kunafa. Other lounges will also serve traditional Eid munchies.