Emarat Link plans Abu Dhabi–Dubai shuttle flights
With the aim of getting the Abu Dhabi–Dubai shuttle flights up and running in April, Thomas Bommer, the recently appointed general manager for Emarat Link Aviation, has settled in beginning of March, according to a company press release.
The recently launched shuttle service company was established by local businessman Mohamed Bin Thaaloob, acting as chairman. Having received the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) for international commercial flights by the GCAA, Emarat Link is presently operating sightseeing flights from the terminal on the Dubai Creek.
Emarat Link Aviation plans to shortly commence an amphibious aircraft service, which links Abu Dhabi with Dubai, using the Cessna Caravan aircrafts. With 12 flights a day, flight time takes 20 minutes to connect the two cities, center to center.
Each aircraft has a seating capacity of nine passengers. A number of booking points have already been set up in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The introductory return fare has been fixed at 550 Emirati dirhams ($150).
The floating Dubai terminal is located opposite the Deira City Center and next to the Dubai Golf and Yacht Club, while the installation of Abu Dhabi terminal is just about to start. It will be located next to the Hiltonia on the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
The two fastest growing cities in the Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, are currently linked by a modern super-highway. — (menareport.com)
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