Emirates double daily to Lisbon from 2016
In response to strong demand, Emirates will start operating a second daily service to Lisbon, Portugal from 1st January 2016.
Since launching flights to Lisbon in July 2012, Emirates has recorded a significant increase in customer demand to and from the city with an average capacity growth of 15 percent per year.
“In the last three years our flights to Lisbon have gone from strength to strength both on the passenger and cargo side. There is clearly a need for another daily service to satisfy this demand, which is why we will start a second daily flight from 1st January 2016,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations West.
“We continue to work closely with Visit Portugal to ensure a coordinated and sustained approach to attracting inbound tourism numbers to Portugal. Given our broad global network and convenient one-stop connection through Dubai we are confident that this second daily flight will help boost visitor numbers to Portugal even further,” add Mr Frach.
The growth in services to Lisbon by Emirates follows the recent announcement of the airline as shirt sponsor for the city’s Benfica Football team until the end of the 2017-18 season.