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An Emirates 777-300ER lines up on the runway for a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Emirates Resumes Flights to Seychelles, Expands Maldives and Philippines Operations

Emirates resumed services to the Seychelles Aug. 1, boosting access to Indian Ocean destinations this summer. The resumption of flights to the island nation coincided with the country’s re-opening to international tourists. The Gulf carrier will operate five flights a week with its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, giving access to access to the Seychelles, a popular Indian Ocean holiday destination. The Dubai-based airline carried 170 passengers to the Seychelles after months of novel coronavirus pandemic shutdown on the island. Emirates flight…