Emirates starts flying first class to Sri Lanka

April 03, 2008 (LBO) – Emirates airlines said it had started first class services to Sri Lanka on selected flights after it started operating new Boeing 777 aircraft on the Dubai-Colombo run from March 31. On Mondays and Thursdays the airline will make available up to 14 first class seats.

“The return of First Class services on Emirates flights departing Colombo after more than nine years would be welcomed by many of our frequent flyers,” Emirates sales manager in Sri Lanka Devika Ellepola said.

“This is a development that we have worked towards because we believe there is potential in the market.”

The Boeings will have sleeper seats with an electronically-controlled leg rest, lumbar support, adjustable headrests, wardrobe and overhead locker space complimentary amenity kits on night flights.

Emirates operates 17 flights a week from Colombo to Dubai and four flights a week from Colombo to Singapore and Jakarta.