Emirates doubling Paris flights
Number of Emirates' Muscat London flights increased by two every day.
BY OUR AVIATION CORRESPONDENT
March 28, 2006
Emirates is to planning to double its flights to Paris from March 26, with an increase in both seat and cargo capacity. At present, the Dubai-based international airline operates 12 flights a week to Paris and the additional flights would be operated using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
"The increase in number of flights to Paris is in direct response to a market demand for our flights from France. During the past four years we have steadily increased our flights to Paris," Emirates Airline and Group Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said.
The additional flights will be operated by a 237-seater Airbus A330-200 aircraft, configured in three classes, with 12 seats in First, 42 in Business and 183 in Economy. The new Emirates Paris flight will also help in increasing of cargo movement - being operated by Emirates SkyCargo - to the French capital.
There has been a consistent growth in number of passengers travelling to both directions and the move to a second daily service is the "logical extension" to the airline's existing flights to Paris, he added.
Emirates additional flight to Paris (EK 075) will depart Dubai at 15.00 hours, arriving in Paris at 20.20 hours the same day, while the return flight (EK 076) will leave Paris at 21.50 hours and arriving in Dubai at 06.30 hours the next day.