EMIRATES will start passenger flights to four new destinations during 2005.
The new routes will expand the Emirates network to 81 destinations by the end of next year. The airline will launch its three-weekly flights to the Seychelles on January 2. On May 1 Emirates will start operating daily flights to Seoul, the capital and largest city of South Korea. Daily services to Hamburg will start on October 30, making it the airline’s fourth gateway to Germany, presently served by five daily flights to Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. On December 1, Geneva will become the second Swiss city with daily Emirates services, besides Zurich.
“In 2005, Emirates will continue to grow and expand to new destinations where we know there is a demand for our services,” said Emirates’ chairman, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Emirates has selected the Airbus A340-300 in three-class configuration for the Seoul route, with a capacity of 267 passengers and 13 tonnes of bellyhold space for cargo. Hamburg flights will depart daily from Dubai on an A330-200 in three-class configuration, offering 237 seat. Geneva flights will depart daily from Dubai on an A330-200 in three-class configuration, offering 237 seat capacity. Emirates’ thrice-a-week flights to the Seychelles starting January 2, will offer excellent connections for travellers from the Middle East, Europe and the Indian Subcontinent.
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