Jul 04 2012
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Emirates Airline in Major Network Expansion to the East and West
DUBAI: Emirates AIrline said it is embarking on a major expansion of its route network with three additional destinations to be launched in the next six months, on top of the 12 new routes already being rolled out in 2012.
From 1st November, Emirates will launch four weekly flights to Adelaide, rising to a daily service from 1st February 2013. Adelaide will be the airline?s fifth destination in Australia which is currently served with 70 flights per week, the carrier said in a press release.
The airline?s current double-daily service to Perth will grow to 19 weekly flights from 1st December, becoming a triple daily operation from 1st March next year.
From 6th February 2013, Emirates will begin flights into Poland, where recently the World bank predicted the highest economic growth in the Central and Eastern European region. The airline will operate a daily service to the capital, Warsaw.
Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, has already launched nine new destinations so far in 2012; Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Lusaka, Harare, Dallas, Seattle, Ho Chi Minh City and yesterday Barcelona. Lisbon will launch on 9th July, Erbil follows on 12th August and Washington comes on board as of 12th September. At the same, Emirates SkyCargo broadens its reach and support for the world?s importers and exporters by using belly-hold capacity aboard the passenger aircraft.
The airline currently has a fleet of 176 aircraft, including the world?s largest Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 fleet, to 124 destinations ? supported globally by more than 60,000 staff.
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