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Emirates Introduces Boeing 777 to Harare

by Richa G 6. February 2013 09:10

Emirates Airlines will be introducing Boeing 777 to its Harare route. Boeing 777-300ER will be replacing Airbus A330-200, which flew 237 passengers per flight on Dubai-Lusaka-Harare route.

Boeing 777-300ER will be increasing Harare flight capacity by nearly 50% and will now be able to fly 354 passengers on this sector. With this upgrade Emirates Airlines flight will fly 1600 more passengers every week.

Jean Luc Grillet, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for Africa said that by introducing a Boeing 777 on Dubai-Lusaka-Harare route within just one year of launching the first service to Zimbabwe and Zambia clearly shows that the airline has seen exceptional growth in this region. And by increasing the flight capacity Emirates is just strengthening its bonds in these markets.

Boeing 777-300ER will have 354 seats divided in three different classes. First class suits will have eight seats, Business class section will have 42 seats and Economy Class will offer the remaining 304 seats. The aircraft will also have a larger cargo space and will now be able to fly 18,000 kilograms more per flight, which is nearly 22 percent more than the cargo carrying capacity provided by Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

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