(PRESS RELEASE) – Travellers from Colombo to Melbourne are eligible for an extra baggage allowance of 10kgs on outbound travel till end November 2017 courtesy of Emirates, a global connector of people, places and aspirations.
Available on one-way or return tickets booked before 31st October, this exclusive extra baggage allowance, worth Rs 77,000, is particularly beneficial to students travelling to Melbourne for higher studies, the airline said.
Economy Class passengers who avail of this offer can carry up to 40kgson their outward journey, while Business and First Class travellers may carry up to 50kgs and 60kgs respectively.
“Emirates is a preferred airline for travel from Sri Lanka to Melbourne for several reasons,” said Chandana de Silva, the award-winning airline’s Area Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives. “These include our daily flights to Singapore and the excellent onward connection to Melbourne, the unmatched inflight experience we offer, as well as the opportunity to fly the iconic A380 aircraft on the Singapore-Melbourne sector.”
“This extra baggage allowance is an example of our understanding, in particular, of the needs of students travelling for the first time, or returning to continue their studies,” he added.
In service for nine years, the Emirates A380 remains the most talked-about passenger aircraft in the world today, so much so that many passengers deliberately plan their travel so that they can fly on it. Since 2008, Emirates has flown over 80 million passengers on its A380 fleet, and takes delivery of its milestone 100th A380 aircraft on 3rd November.
On board the A380, passengers in premium class seating can relax in Emirates’ flat-bed seats and enjoy the Emirates Onboard Lounge. First Class passengers can unwind in their very own Private Suite and prepare for their arrival in the Emirates A380 Shower Spa.
All passengers on Emirates flights enjoy more than 2,500 free channels of films, TV shows, music, games and podcasts through ice Digital Widescreen, the airline’s multi-award winning in-flight entertainment system, inflight Wi-Fi throughout all aircraft, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine and Emirates’ renowned inflight service from the airline’s multi-national cabin crew comprised of over 135 nationalities.
Travel with Emirates also earns passengers Skywards Miles on the airline’s award-winning frequent flyer programme. Accrued Skywards Miles can be redeemed for free tickets, travel upgrades or other benefits.