Sheikh Ahmed Inaugurates Seoul Office

27th May 2005

Emirates Group Chairman His Highness
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, today officially opened Emirates’ elegant
new town office in Seoul, Korea. Also gracing the event was His Excellency
Ibrahim Al Monsuri, UAE Ambassador to Korea.Sheikh Ahmed is in the South Korean capital to celebrate Emirates Airline’s
daily non-stop services between Seoul and Dubai, launched on 1st May 2005. He said: “Emirates is pleased to offer Korean travelers a daily non-stop
service to Dubai. We are committed to our operations in Korea and our new
dedicated town office will help us provide our customers with top-value,
quality service.”

On his first visit to Korea, Sheikh Ahmed is accompanied by a group of
senior Emirates executives which include Ghaith Al Ghaith, Executive Vice
President Commercial Operations Worldwide; and Richard Vaughan, Senior Vice
President Commercial Operations Far East and Australasia.


Emirates has recruited an experienced and enthusiastic Korean team to manage
its sales, cargo and airport operations in Seoul, ensuring that customers
enjoy the airline’s award-winning service on the ground and in the air. 



Sang-Jin Lee, Emirates Area Manager Korea said: “This is a proud moment for
our team, which has been working diligently to ensure a smooth start of
Emirates’ local operations. We will do our utmost to ensure our customers’
needs are met efficiently, at the high service standards that Emirates is
renowned for.”


Later this evening, Emirates will host its industry partners in Korea to a
gala function.


Seoul is one of the newest destinations to join Emirates’ fast-growing
network which spans 78 cities in 54 countries. Emirates operates an Airbus
340-300 aircraft in three-class configuration on the Dubai-Seoul route
offering a capacity of 267 passengers and 13 tonnes of bellyhold space for
cargo.  Customers flying on Emirates’ Seoul-Dubai service can look forward to
international gourmet cuisine with options tailored to Korean palates, a
wide selection of the latest inflight movies including some of the most
popular Korean shows, and top-class service from the airline’s award-winning
cabin crew, which includes over 220 Korean nationals.

Flight EK323 takes off from Inchon at 00:30hrs and arrives in Dubai at
05:25hrs, providing excellent onward connections for Korean travelers to
Emirates’ destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and New York City.
Flight EK322 departs Dubai International Airport daily at 02:25hrs arriving
at Inchon International Airport the same day at 15:55hrs.


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