Emirates' Munich service to go double daily
Emirates airline is to double its services between Dubai and Munich, capital of Germany's Bavaria area. Emirates is also doubling its daily services to Gatwick and Frankfurt and last year inaugurated daily flights to Düsseldorf, its newest German destination.
Some 150,000 Germans flew with Emirates to Dubai last year, 14 percent up on the year before. Last year it also launched services to Tripoli and Hyderabad, with Khartoum, Casablanca, Osaka, Mauritius and Perth new this year.
It will add five more flights a week from October 27 and two more from March 31, 2003 to make the service double daily. The increase is triggered by rapid growth in tourism and trade between Dubai and Bavaria, according to a company press release.
The new flights will leave Dubai at 3.55pm landing at Munich at 7.35pm, and leaving again at 9.55pm to reach Dubai at 6.50am next morning. The current daily service leaves Dubai at 8.05am, lands at 12.30pm and returns from Munich at 3.45pm, touching down in Dubai at 11.45pm.
“We're increasing our German business and supporting the Dubai Government's efforts to attract 15 million visitors a year by 2010,” Ghaith Al-Ghaith, Emirates' Commercial Operations director, said.
Emirates now links Dubai to 58 cities in 41 countries on four continents. Next steps in its global expansion plans are non-stop flights to New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. — (menareport.com)
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