Facing strong demand for its services in the Far East, Emirates is set to launch non-stop services to Nagoya, its second destination in Japan, on June 1, 2006.
Initially Emirates will serve Nagoya four times a week, escalating the service to a daily flight beginning July 1, 2006.
Emirates is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, and also launched a second daily non-stop service from New York’s JFK airport in November.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of our services to Nagoya, further evidence of Emirates’ commitment to both the Japanese market and to our customers worldwide.”
He added, “Trade and tourism ties between the Middle East and Japan are flourishing. Our new service has been carefully designed to provide business executives and tourists from Japan convenient connections to the Middle East, Africa and Europe, and vice-versa to the country, especially to the Central Region. We intend to bring Japan closer to the Middle East by further catalyzing and boosting economic partnerships.”
Starting June 1, Emirates’ EK314 will fly non-stop every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2:25 a.m. from Dubai to arrive at Nagoya’s Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) at 5:20 p.m. EK315 will return on the same day at 11:30 p.m. to arrive in Dubai at 5:30 a.m. the next morning. All timings are local.
The route will be operated by Emirates’ wide-bodied Boeing 777-200, offering a total capacity of 290 seats - 12 in First Class, 42 in Business Class, and 236 in Economy - and 18 tons of cargo payloads.
Starting September 1, the route will be served by Emirates’ ultra-modern Airbus A340-500, operating on the same daily schedule.
With over two million inhabitants, Nagoya is Japan’s fourth most populated city and also the capital of its Aichi Prefecture.
Located in the Central Region, which plays a primary role in Japanese industry, the city serves as the home base to some of the best known brands in automobiles and consumer goods.
Nagoya is a center for cutting-edge technology in automobiles, aviation, machine tools, fine ceramics, robotics, and a major production center for Japan’s furniture and textiles - all industries which are expected to benefit from Emirates SkyCargo’s services.
Nagoya claims a special position as an industrial hub and a rural haven, with gems such as the Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Art Museum, Atsuta Shrine, andOsu Kannon Temple attracting a large number of tourists. The city is also home to Nagoya Port, one of Japan’s largest ports, which has been redeveloped in recent years as a leisure district.