Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Emirates Expands Regionally – Boosts Flights to Doha and Kuwait

Emirates has announced boosting its Middle East operations by increasing its daily flights to Kuwait and Doha from August. The additional flights come in the wake of higher demand from customers on these extremely viable routes for the airline.

Emirates is expanding its Middle East operations by boosting the frequency of its flights to Kuwait and Doha in the month of August. This move will elevate the total capacity to almost 29 percent across the two routes.

Emirates will operate six flights to Doha and five flights to Kuwait per day. With the boost in the frequency of service to Doha, the city now receives the maximum number of daily flights in the Middle East region, followed by Kuwait.

Both Qatar and Kuwait are top business hubs for corporations all over the world and this flight frequency enhancement is sure to benefit business travellers. There is a total weekly capacity of 46,430 seats and the decision to add flights comes just in time to support the accelerating growth of trade and tourism in these two destinations.

While taking about the new service, Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East and Iran was quoted as saying: “These additional frequencies have been added to accommodate increasing demand from our customers. Both Doha and Kuwait are extremely viable markets for Emirates and there is a clear indication that they will continue to grow exponentially in the coming years.”

He further added, “The Middle East is one of the most active aviation markets in the world and these additional daily frequencies, to two of the region’s key destinations, will provide even more convenient connections to onward travel through our international hub of Dubai.”

The daily additional flights to Doha will be operated by an Airbus A340-300 in a three-class configuration, whereas for operating daily flights to Kuwait, Emirates will use Boeing 777-300ER in a similar configuration. A three class seat configuration clearly hints on the airlines intention to appease travellers of all tastes and budget – right from those looking for cheap flight tickets in economy class to those who prefer first or business class tickets.

The Dubai Airport based Emirates has been operating flights to Doha since 1994. Whereas, Kuwait has been an important part of the Emirates’ network since 1989.

The airline remains in news for announcing lucrative deals and packages as well as for its world class hospitality - both in air and on ground. It offers award winning in-flight services for all its customers - be it extravagant travellers with premium class tickets or budget holiday makers with cheap flight tickets of the economy class.

The airline proclaims in its news release that “the customers travelling with Emirates will enjoy meals prepared by gourmet chefs, award-winning service from the airline’s international cabin crew, as well as the airline’s industry leading in-flight entertainment system, ice, which offers more than 600 channels of on-demand entertainment including 50 new movie releases, more than 20 movie classics and 20 children’s films."

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