Emirates, the world’s fastest growing
intercontinental carrier, will supplement its current daily morning flights
from Dubai to Paris with five additional weekly services, starting on Sunday
27th March. The new flights will depart from Dubai International airport at 15:00hrs
(EK075) every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving in
Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport at 20:10hrs. The return flights (EK076) will
take off from Paris on the same days at 21:50hrs and arrive at Dubai the
next morning at 06:30hrs.
The increased frequency gives Emirates passengers outbound from Dubai the
option of arriving in the French capital either in the early afternoon
(13:20hrs) or the evening (20:10hrs).
Keith Longstaff, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations
Europe, said: “Customer demand for our services to Paris has been steadily
building up and we are very pleased to offer the five additional weekly
services. It creates more seat capacity on the route while also giving
passengers greater flexibility in planning their travel times.”
Emirates will serve the route with three-class Airbus A330s. Another two
weekly services will be added in summer 2006, giving Emirates passengers a
double choice every day of the week.
The fact that the airline will have moved from three flights each week just
three years ago, to 14 flights by 2006 is indicative of the success of the
Paris route. The company also operates three weekly departures from Nice.
The new frequency will increase Emirates SkyCargo’s offering by 95 tonnes
every week, boosting its total weekly cargo capacity between Dubai and Paris
to 215 tonnes. The award-winning cargo division transports consumer
electronics, fruits, vegetables, foodstuff, garments and textiles to Paris
from around its network.
From Paris, Emirates SkyCargo carries cheese, electronic products, designer
wear, garments, luxury goods, industrial equipment and aircraft parts to its
hub in Dubai for the vibrant local market and for onward distribution to the
Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, the Far East and Australasia.
From December this year, Emirates will also introduce daily frequencies to
Geneva, which will offer passengers not just excellent access to Switzerland
but will also offer greater ease of connection to French destinations such
as the Rh™ne Alps region (as far south as Lyon), Franche Comté and Burgundy.