Monday, October 30, 2006

Emirates unveils more flights to Africa and India

Dubai: Emirates yesterday launched services to new gateways in North Africa and India and added capacity to its New York and Zurich routes, all in the span of 24 hours, a company statement said.
Yesterday the carrier said it marked the beginning of five weekly flights to Tunis, eight flights a week to the Indian IT hub Bangalore, a third daily service to New York and a second daily service to Zurich.
Emirates is blazing ahead with its ambition to serve 100 international destinations by 2012. Since January 2006 the airline has added nine passenger destinations - Abidjan, Thiruvananthapuram, Addis Ababa, Kolkata, Hamburg, Nagoya, Beijing, Tunis, Bangalore - and one cargo-only gateway, Malawi, to bring its network to the current 87 cities in 58 countries.
To Tunis, Bangalore and New York, special economy class return fares of Dh1,900, Dh1,100 and Dh2,900 respectively are available to UAE-based passengers for outbound travel between October 29 and November 30.
30/10/06 Gulf News, UAE