The gloomy clouds of slowing economy are not offering much chance to people to enjoy the sunny celebrations of any sort! Yesterday, however, was a different story with Emirates’ much anticipated Dubai to Dublin flight landing in the Irish capital.
There was some cheer and much champagne sipping as the first flight to Dublin touched down at the city airport yesterday. The newly launched service is the third route for Emirates that went underway in the New Year. Prior to Dublin, the airline initiated flights to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Buenos Aires in Argentina in the first week of 2012.
Dubai-based Emirates will be offering daily flights to Dublin and will be plying A330-200 on the route. The aircraft will have three travel classes, catering to all categories of air travellers – from luxury seekers to passengers who opt for relatively cheap flight tickets!
Flight EK 0161 will take off from Dubai at 0700hrs and will land at Dublin at 1130hrs. Flight EK 0162 will take off from Dublin at 1255hrs and arrive at Dubai at 0025hrs, next day.
Apart from the Middle East, Emirates considers Australia as the key market for its newly launched service. Emirates has 70 flights to Australia each week, including an A380 service to Sydney. Travellers may sometimes find it hard to find cheap flight tickets on Emirates’ A380 but the on board amenities offered by the airline is surely worth the airfare!
Emirates will be launching flights to Lusaka, Harare, Seattle and Dallas in the coming months.