Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Emirates Airline launches service from Bangalore

Bangalore: Dubai-based Emirates Airline has launched eight flights-a-week service to Bangalore, marking its fifth footprint in the south and eighth in the Indian skies.
The first flight EK 516, an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, touched down at the Bangalore airport last evening.
In an expansion drive in India, Emirates, wholly-owned by the Dubai government, has already commenced services to Thiruvananthapuram and Kolkata and added capacity to its Kochi, Chennai and Delhi routes earlier this year.
Emirates currently operates 71 flights a week to India, its second largest destination after UK with 91 flights, company's senior vice-president commercial operations, West Asia and Indian Ocean, Nabil Sultan, told reporters today.
Southern region commands 39 flights to Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram and Bangalore. The new service links Bangalore to Emirates key Middle-East cities, apart from North American and European cities, he said.
31/10/06 Zee News