Saturday, October 21, 2006

Emirates starts new service to Bangalore

Dubai: Emirates Airlines has started a new passenger service to Bangalore from October 29 bringing good news for travellers to southern India's largest city and technology hub.
The new service, operated on both the A330-200 and Boeing 777-200 aircraft, gives Emirates a full eight, non-stop, direct weekly frequencies in addition to its existing weekly freighter flight.
The expansion of cargo services to Bangalore coincides with Emirates SkyCargo's recent major fleet expansion announcements. Most recently, the carrier signed a contract for 10 Boeing 747-8s worth USD 2.8 billion and announced a commitment to purchase rights for 10 additional aircraft.
20/10/06 PTI/The Hindu