The Dubai-Geneva service will be operated by a combination of Boeing 777-200LR and Boeing 777-300ERs.
The aircraft will be arranged in a three-class configuration, offering First Class Private Suites, lie-flat seats in Business Class, and a spacious cabin in Economy Class.
Passengers in all classes will be able to sit back and enjoy the popular ice entertainment system, along with gourmet-chef prepared meals, served by a multi-national cabin crew.
The Geneva route is Emirates’ second gateway into Switzerland after Zurich, which started in 1992, and is now double daily.
Each 777 operating the Geneva route will be able to carry 15-20 tonnes of cargo. Much of the capacity out of Geneva is expected to be used by the luxury sector, one of the top employers in the Geneva region and responsible for 60% of its exports.
The cargo manifest for first Geneva-Dubai flight includes fashion items, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, electronics and relief goods.
EK 089 will leave Dubai each day at 08:55 and arrive in Geneva at 13:45. From Geneva, EK 090 departs at 15:15, arriving in Dubai at 23:30.
“This launch, in particular, has a strong international feel about it - linking Dubai, as a global aviation hub and centre for business and tourism with Geneva, a home to so many international organisations and an important financial and banking centre,” said Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline. “On the back of our robust financial results, the airline continues to drive forward - connecting key cities around the world.”