Emirates recently announced its intent to upgrade both its aircraft to Beirut with a Boeing 777 operation.
The Airbus 330-200 currently deployed on one of Beirut’s two daily flights, EK 953/954, will be upgraded to a Boeing 777-200LR from 1 June, giving a 12% boost to seat capacity. Similarly, the A330-200 supporting EK 957/958 will be upgraded to a Boeing 777-300 as of 1 January 2016, providing a 53% increase in number of seats available to customers.
Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, centre said: “Lebanon is one of our most important markets in the Middle East so we are constantly seeking ways to enhance our services. Both upgrades to our services will open up more seats to our customers and will boost Emirates’ contribution to Lebanon’s vital tourism industry, which is the backbone of its economy.”