Emirates increases flights to Amman and Doha

Published December 1st, 2009 - 12:32 GMT

For the fourth time this year the Middle East will get a boost from Emirates with an additional four flights per week added to the already robust service schedule.

Effective 1st December, Emirates will introduce an additional three services per week to Amman and one additional flight to Doha, all additional flights will be serviced by the Airbus A330. The existing service of 197 flights per week to 14 Middle Eastern gateways will now be strengthened to 201.

Ahmed Khoory, Emirates' Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran said: “Despite the global downturn the Middle East continues to see positive growth across the aviation sector and continues to be one of our most important markets. The over 200 flights that we operate each week across the Middle East is a direct reflection of the regions intense expansion and development with Emirates well placed to capitalize on this growth.”

The additional flights bring the airline's total weekly operation to: 17 flights to Amman and 35 flights to Doha.

Khoory added: “Connecting through Dubai, travellers from the region have direct, convenient access to over 100 destinations globally. Since the beginning of the year we have increased services across the Middle East four times, with an additional 27 flights added since January, highlighting our commitment to the Middle East and to offering our passengers the best possible connectivity.”

The addition of these flights is the fourth significant capacity enhancement to Middle East services this year – in July Emirates added an additional 12 flights to Kuwait, Damascus, Sana'a, Amman and Doha.

Further expanding its services globally, the news comes on the back of Emirates’ recent expansion across Asia Pacific, with an additional 17 flights due to be added across the region in December and January.

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