Emirates may rise capacity to India

Emirates Airlines says it will increase its flights to India from 43 to 71 as part of its expansion plan, the biggest ever for the company since its establishment. The carrier will begin services to Bangalore, its fifth destination in south India, on October 29 when it will launch eight flights a week, an official requesting anonymity told ‘Gulf News’.

Apart from commencing services to eight new destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe including Addis Ababa, Beijing and Nagoya this year it may also begin operations to two new destinations in North Africa.

The airline also plans to increase flights to Cairo to eight flights a week during peak holidays and also increase its flights to Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, he added.

Starting in May, Emirates also plans to double its flights to Duesseldorf and Perth.