Emirates is making it even more convenient for passengers to connect with Karachi as it launches its sixth daily service to the city from August 1st.
The Dubai-based carrier has served Karachi since it was founded in 1985, and in the past decade alone has transported over six million passengers on the route.
Karachi is the capital of the province of Sindh, and the largest city in Pakistan.
Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, north-west of the Indus River Delta, this metropolis is Pakistan’s cultural, economic, educational and political hub, as well as the country’s largest port.
The additional service will be operated by an Emirates Airbus A330-200 in a two class configuration, offering passengers a choice of its renowned Business Class and Economy Class product, as well as the being able to transport an additional 17 tonnes of cargo.
Emirates flight EK610 will depart Dubai International at 22:35 and arrive in Karachi at 01:40 the next morning.
The return flight, EK611 will depart Karachi’s Quaid-e-Azam International Airport (also known as Jinnah International Airport) at 03:10, landing in Dubai at 04:30 each day.
The new service means that as of August 1st Emirates will offer passengers 14,185 seats each week on the route from Dubai.
The additional frequency is timed to connect especially well at Emirates’ home and hub at Dubai International airport with services from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Toronto and Emirates’ US network including New York and Boston.
Karachi is among the few cities Emirates serves with six daily services, with Bangkok and Doha being the other two.
As Pakistan’s largest city the added flight will help facilitate even better connectivity for passengers and cargo.
Jinnah International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Pakistan.
It handles ten million passengers a year.