Emirates has commenced its newest service, to Afghanistan, with flight EK 640 touching down in Kabul International Khwaja Rawash Airport earlier.
Kabul is the 138th destination on the Emirates route network, and Afghanistan is the 78th country it serves.
“Emirates is always striving to connect people,” said Adel Al Redha, executive vice president and chief operations officer, Emirates.
“This new route launch today presents a new opportunity for the population of Afghanistan to access new travel opportunities and destinations thanks to our extensive global network across six continents.
“It will also provide an opportunity for the many Afghans living overseas to visit home again whilst experiencing Emirates renowned service and product.”
The route is operated by an Airbus A340-500 configured in a three cabin configuration, offering 12 First Class, 42 Business Class and 204 Economy Class seats.
Emirates is the only airline which offers First Class from Dubai to Kabul.
EK 640 will depart Dubai daily at 09:55 and arrive in Kabul at 13:15.
The return flight, EK 641 will leave Kabul at 15:30 hours and arrive back in Dubai at 18:00.
When connecting at Dubai International, passengers will experience Emirates’ dedicated terminal, Terminal 3 which feature a range of shops and restaurants to cater for all passengers.