Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Emirates commences operations to Kolkata and Addis Ababa

Dubai: Emirates has started services to the Indian city of Kolkata; and Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia.
Emirates' senior management were present at Dubai International Airport to officially flag off the departure of EK 548 - Emirates' first flight to Kolkata on 26th March; and EK 723 - Emirates' first flight to Addis Ababa on 27th March.
The Dubai-based airline which has embarked on a major expansion drive in India entered the North East Indian skies for the very first time, as it commenced its direct, six-flights-a-week service to Kolkata.
The airline's presence in India now stands at seven cities served by 63 weekly flights. Emirates' Kolkata service follows closely on the launch of the airline's operations to Thiruvananthapuram in the South Indian state of Kerala. The airline has also unveiled plans to launch eight-flights-a-week to Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India from 29th October.
27/03/06 AME Info, United Arab Emirates
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