Emirates resumes flights to Guinea capital Conakry

The airline had suspended flights to the city in 2014 over Ebola fears

Dubai-based airline Emirates will resume flights to Conakry, the capital of Guinea, from October 30, 2016, it has announced.

The flight to Conakry will be linked to Emirates’ four times weekly service between Dubai and Dakar.

A Boeing 777-300ER aircraft was introduced on Dubai-Dakar route on Tuesday, August 2, ahead of the relinking of Conakry, which will provide additional capacity.

The aircraft will be in a three class cabin configuration, with eight private suites in first class, 42 lie-flat seats in business class and 310 economy seats.

Flight EK797 will depart Dubai every Tuesday, and EK795 will depart Dubai every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 07h25 and arrive in Conakry at 13h40.

The flight will then depart Conakry at 15h10 and arrive in Dakar 16h35.

The return flight will depart Dakar at 18h05 and arrive in Dubai at 07h35 the next morning.

Emirates first launched its Dubai-Conakry-Dakar-Dubai route in October 2013.

The airline suspended its services to Conakry in August 2014 due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea.

With the re-introduction of passenger operations, Emirates SkyCargo will also resume its services on the route.

It will offer about 20 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight for exports such as seafood, fruit, vegetables and textiles, and imports of mobile phones, pharmaceuticals and mining equipment, a statement said.

Once Conakry re-joins Emirates’ network, the airline will serve 28 destinations in Africa.

The carrier currently flies to around 150 destinations worldwide.

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