It is time for Emirates to unravel the Irish charm! Dubai’s flag carrier is all set to launch new flights on Dubai-Dublin route from the 9th of January 2012. This is going to be the airline’s first foray into the Republic of Ireland, discounting the Emirates SkyCargo which is already operating in Ireland, mainly carrying goods through Manchester.
Vast Irish population that seems to be scattered all over the globe will be the target customers for the airline. Irish population in countries like Australia and the UAE will surely be glad of the new announcement. Ireland is additionally a hugely popular tourist destination with millions visiting the place every year from all over the world.
Travellers are advised to book their cheap flight tickets with the airline as soon as possible as Emirates is not exactly known for providing cheap tickets on its flights! The schedule of the service that will be operational from Jan 9th is as follows - the flight will leave the Dubai airport at 0700hrs and land in Dublin at 1130hrs. For the return flight, the aircraft will leave the Irish capital at 1255hrs and will arrive in Dubai at 0025hrs the following day. Emirates will be deploying an Airbus A330-200 on the route, offering first, business and economy travel classes to passengers.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group was understandably pleased with development. He hoped that the large number of Irish nationals living overseas will ensure that the initiative is successful.