Emirates has appointed Dnata Travel as its off-line general sales agent in Kabul, Afghanistan, effective from 1st April 2010. Dnata Travel is located in the Central Hotel building in Kabul, near Char Rahi Ansari.
“We are delighted with the appointment of Dnata Travel in Kabul. As our general sales agent in Kabul, Dnata Travel will be able to assist residents of Afghanistan in purchasing airline tickets and visas, as well as all of Dnata’s travel products and services. Although Emirates does not currently service Kabul, passengers can connect to Emirates via one of our interline partners or via Dubai to popular destinations in Europe, the Far East and the United States,” said Richard Vaughan, Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Worldwide, Emirates.
“Dnata Travel will help increase Emirates’ presence in Kabul and amongst its corporate clients. We have a wide range of exciting holiday products that will be offered in the Afghan market. These include escorted vacations with Emirates Holidays and Dnata Holidays. In addition to booking flights, Dnata can also assist with arrangements for hotels, ground transfers and special events,” said Majid Al Mulla, VP, Dnata World Travel.
The Dnata Travel office in Afghanistan opened in 2009, primarily to provide travel services to 21 different UN agencies, as well as corporate clients. Dnata organises corporate, leisure, emergency and medical travel.
Dnata Travel Services’ divisions address every aspect of the travel industry, including corporate travel management, government travel services, luxury holidays, airline and hotel representation, event marketing and management, group and incentive packages and marine services, in addition to general retail travel services. DTS has more than 100 outlets across the region, covering the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Afghanistan.
Founded in 1985, Emirates now offers service to 102 cities in 62 countries worldwide.