Emirates enters Scandinavia
Emirates is launching services to the Danish capital of Copenhagen beginning Oct. 3, 2006. Initially offering four flights a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the service will increase to daily flights starting October 29th.
This is Emirates’ first passenger service into Scandinavia and opens up new connections for business and leisure travelers not just in Denmark, but also in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Baltic area and much of Northern Europe.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, said, “We are extremely pleased to be able to offer our customers this new service to Copenhagen. Denmark is a perfect gateway for us into Scandinavia and the surrounding regions.
“We believe that this route will prove extremely popular and offer Emirates passengers greater convenience and choice when making their travel arrangements.”
Emirates will operate an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route from Dubai International Airport to Copenhagen Airport. The outbound flight, EK135 will leave Dubai at 9:25 a.m., arriving in Copenhagen at 2: 05 p.m. the same day. The return flight, EK136, will depart Copenhagen at 3: 45 p.m., arriving in Dubai at 11:59 p.m. - which is ideal for onward connections to Asia, Africa and Australia.
Emirates A330-200 aircraft will be configured into two classes with 27 seats in Business Class and 251 in Economy. Members of Skywards, Emirates’ frequent flyer program, can earn Skywards Miles when flying in either class between Dubai and Copenhagen in either direction - and, of course, onwards around Emirates global network.