Emirates is introducing a second daily non-stop service from Dubai to Düsseldorf on May 1st, increasing both seat and cargo capacity on the route. On the second daily flight the airline will use a 237-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft, configured in three classes with 12 seats in First, 42 in Business and 183 in Economy.
The new flight will also increase cargo capacity to Düsseldorf, giving customers of Emirates SkyCargo greater flexibility in their operations.
Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said:
“The launch of Emirates’ second daily flight to Düsseldorf is in direct response to the increasing demand for our services and product throughout Germany. All of our routes in Germany are proving to be extremely successful and with the 2006 FIFA World Cup, of which Emirates is an Official Partner, taking place in June we expect to see greatly increased demand for our services into the country and this second daily service should help us to meet that demand.”
“We are delighted to offer our customers the convenience of an optional timing from Dubai to Düsseldorf, which will make it easier for them to meet their travel needs whether they are flying Emirates on business or pleasure.”
Emirates has seen consistent growth of passengers travelling in both directions on this route and so a second daily service is the logical extension to the airline’s existing flight to the city.
Premium passengers will enjoy a host of benefits including access to Emirates lounge in Dubai and complimentary chauffeur drive to and from the airport in both Dubai and Düsseldorf.
Emirates new service, EK 057, will depart Dubai at 14.45hrs, arriving in Düsseldorf at 19.40hrs the same day, the return flight, EK 058, will leave Düsseldorf at 21.05hrs, arriving in Dubai at 05.35hrs the next day.
Emirates currently operates a Boeing 777-300 aircraft on the daily route to Dubai. EK 055 departs Dubai at 08.50hrs and arrives in Düsseldorf at 12.55hrs the same day, with the return service, EK 056, departing Düsseldorf at 14.35hrs, arriving in Dubai at 23.55hrs the same day.
The addition of this second non-stop service offers Emirates’ passengers the flexibility of travelling to the city in the morning or in the afternoon depending on what best suits their requirements.
Members of Skywards, Emirates’ frequent flyer programme, can earn Skywards Miles when flying in any class between Dubai and Düsseldorf in either direction.