Doha is to become Emirates’ best served destination as part of a boost to frequencies throughout the Middle East from December 1st.
The Qatari capital, Bahrain, Muscat and Kuwait will all receive an extra daily flight – bolting 28 flights onto the airline’s regional offering and taking its total number of Middle East weekly departures from Dubai to 276.
By increasing from six to seven daily flights, Doha becomes Emirates’ highest frequency destination, overtaking Bangkok and ahead of Singapore and London Heathrow.
Muscat will go from two to three flights a day, Bahrain from three to four daily services and Kuwait will increase from five to six flights daily.
“This is a significant enhancement of our services in the region, giving our customers more choice and convenience,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, centre.
“With seven flights a day going into Doha, nowhere else on the Emirates’ network will offer as many daily flights.
“This overtakes Bangkok, and is ahead of Singapore and London Heathrow.”
“The extra frequencies will provide even more scope for customers to enjoy our award winning services, such as the ice in-flight entertainment system loaded with up to 1800 channels of movies, TV programmes, games and music, which can all be explored while savouring gourmet chef prepared cuisine,” Sheikh Majid added.
Apart from Doha, Muscat, Bahrain and Kuwait, the airline’s 276 weekly departures to destinations in the airline’s Gulf, Middle East and Iran region also cover the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen.
The routes are supported by a combination of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
The airline’s highly popular A380 aircraft is currently deployed to Jeddah in the KSA.
On July 16th, Kuwait will become the region’s second destination for the Emirates’ A380, a deployment which also marks 25 years of services to the country.