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Guinea: Dubai’s Emirates Resumes Services to Guinea

2016/11/28

Emirates airline resumed flights to Guinea’s capital Conakry additional than two years next the service was suspended following the Ebola outbreak in the West African country.

The Dubai based airline said the flight to Conakry will be linked to the carrier’s four times weekly service between Dubai and Dakar.

“The flight to Conakry will be linked to Emirates’ four times weekly service between Dubai and Dakar, and will once again provide both business and leisure travelers in Guinea world connectivity through the airline’s network,” Emirates said in a statement.

In addition to passenger operations, Emirates SkyCargo will as well reintroduce its services and offer about 20 tons of cargo capacity per flight for key exports such as seafood, fruit, vegetables and textiles, and imports of mobile phones, pharmaceuticals and mining equipment.

A Boeing 777-300ER aircraft was introduced on Dubai-Dakar route ahead of the relinking of Conakry, to provide additional capacity.

Situated on the Atlantic coast of Africa, Conakry is the country’s economic, financial and cultural center, home to an estimated people of 2 million people, almost a quarter of the country’s total people.

Guinea’s economy is projected to grow by 3.7 % this year as the West African country slowly emerges from the worst Ebola epidemic on record.

Conakry is presently Emirates’ 28th African destination.

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