Emirates reveals regional schedule expansion

15th May 2009

The Middle East will once again get a boost from Emirates Airline with an additional 12 flights per week to be launched to major travel hubs in the region. The new flights will bring the airline’s total number of weekly flights across the Middle East to 197.Effective 1st July, the 12 additional flights will serve five major Middle East cities including; Kuwait, Amman, Damascus, Sanaa and Doha. All the additional flights will be serviced by Airbus A330.

Ahmed Khoory, Emirates Senior Vice President, Gulf, Middle East & Iran said, “The demand for services to these regional gateways has never been stronger. The Middle East is one of the only regions in the world expected to post passenger traffic growth in 2009 and this is reflected in our increased services.”

Emirates will introduce two additional weekly flights to Kuwait, two additional weekly flights to Amman, three additional weekly flights to Damascus, four additional weekly flights to Doha and one additional flight to Sanaa.

The additional flights bring the airline’s total weekly operation to: 28 flights to Kuwait, 14 flights to Amman, 14 flights to Damascus, 32 flights to Doha and a daily flight to Sanaa.

In addition to the above, from June 1st the Emirates Airbus A380 will begin servicing Bangkok and Toronto and later in the year will service Seoul from December 1st. This month has also seen the A380 commence a daily service to Sydney and Auckland.




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