Emirates will increase its number of flights to Beirut from Dubai after experiencing increased demand from thousands of Middle Eastern expatriates.
The airline has said it is prepared to meet this demand by introducing nine extra flights between the emirate and the Lebanese capital over the course of August, which will allow the expats to return home for the summer.
Emirates vice president of commercial operations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Khalid bel Jaflah said that demand for travel between the two destinations is "usually very high during summer".
"In addition to Lebanese expats heading home to spend time with their family, large numbers of UAE residents and GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] nationals also find Lebanon an attractive destination for their summer holidays," he commented.
Mr bel Jaflah added that the additional flights would allow customers to benefit from greater flexibility and a better choice of departure dates and flight timings.
Emirates announced earlier this month that its flight to Birmingham from Dubai would be served by an A380 super-jumbo for just one day on September 9th.