File photo: Once Conakry re-joins Emirates' global network covering more than 150 destinations, the airline will serve 28 destinations in Africa. Picture: Jacques Naude

Dubai - Dubai-based international carrier Emirates Airline said it will resume flights to Conakry, the capital of Guinea in West Africa, from October 30.

Emirates cancelled its flights to Conakry on August 1, 2014, the first international carrier to do so after Ebola virus epidemic hit West Africa.

As of mid-2016, the mortal virus is mostly, albeit not completely under control, according to the World Health Organisation.

The resumed flights to Conakry will be linked to Emirates' weekly four services between Dubai and Dakar, Senegal, said the airline in an emailed statement.

Key destinations for travellers from Guinea include United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, China, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia and India.

A Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will be introduced for the route between Dubai and Dakar, to provide additional capacity and enhanced customer experience, it added.

Once Conakry re-joins Emirates' global network covering more than 150 destinations, the airline will serve 28 destinations in Africa. In addition to passenger operations, Emirates Skycargo will also restart its services to the African city, offering a cargo capacity of about 20 tons per flight for exports.

Xinhua