Emirates to increase daily flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka

Emirates to increase daily flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka

Additional flights will operate from 1 December 2022

Emirates will add an additional daily direct flight between Dubai and Colombo, starting from 1 December 2022, to cater to the seasonal increase in the demand for travel.

The additional service, operating as EK648 and EK649, will increase the number of daily flights between the two cities to three, including two direct flights and one operating via the Maldivian capital, Malé.

Emirates’ second daily flight will operate direct between Dubai and Colombo, except between the 16 and 30 December, when the service from Dubai to Colombo will stop over in Malé.

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From 1 to 15 December and from 31 December to 26 March, EK648 will depart Dubai at 16:10 daily and arrive in Colombo at 21:55. 

Flight EK648 will be routed via Malé from 16 to 30 December, and during that period, depart Dubai at 10.30 and arrive in Male at 14.45. It will then depart from Malé at 17.15 and arrive in Colombo at 19.15.

From 1 December to 26 March, flight EK649 is scheduled to depart Colombo at 02:55 and arrive in Dubai at 05:55.


Emirates operates its three-class configuration Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on flights to Colombo, offering private suites in First Class, lie-flat seats in Business Class and standard seats in Economy Class. 

Emirates launched operations to Sri Lanka in 1986 and celebrated 36 years of operations to Colombo earlier this year.

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