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Emirates boosts connectivity to Prague

Emirates announced it will add a second daily flight between Dubai and Prague, after steadily growing passenger numbers on the route during eight years since launch of operations in July 2010.

The new flight will commence from 1 July 2018 to meet increasing demand for both inbound and outbound travel. The second daily flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER with a capacity of 360 seats, boosting inbound tourism through the additional 262,800 seats a year it will provide.

The year-round flight will have a three class configuration offering eight Private Suites in First Class, 42 seats in Business and 310 seats in Economy.

Emirates‘ flight EK137 will leave Dubai at 15:30 and arrive in Prague at 19:55. The return flight EK138 will leave Prague at 21:35 and arrive in Dubai at 05:30 the following day.

The new flight complements the existing schedule operated by an Emirates A380 which currently departs Dubai at 08:35 as EK139 landing in Prague at 13:00 and returns as EK140 departing Prague at 15:55 landing in Dubai at 23:50 daily.

Emirates’ Boeing 777 First Class to debut in Europe

Emirates confirmed that its first two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its soon-to-launch First Class product will operate from Dubai to Belgian and Swiss destinations starting from 1 December 2017.

Emirates’ new First Class cabin will feature six private suites compared to the eight private suites on its existing 777 fleet. In addition to the entirely redesigned First Class product, Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300ERs will also boast refreshed features in the Business and Economy Class cabins.

Operating one of the two daily flights from Dubai to Geneva, travellers can enjoy the new product on flight EK083 departing Dubai at 1450hrs, arriving in Geneva at 1855hrs. The return flight EK084 leaves Geneva at 2040hrs, arriving back at Dubai International Airport at 0605hrs the following day. For travellers heading to or from Belgium, the new product will be available on flight EK183 which leaves Dubai at 0820hrs, arriving in Brussels at 1245hrs. The return flight EK184 leaves Brussels at 1435hrs, arriving at Emirates Terminal Three in Dubai at 0015hrs the following day.

Emirates prepares for Zagreb launch

Emirates is preparing for the launch of its scheduled daily flight between Dubai and Zagreb. This new connectivity will expand the airline’s network and strengthen ties between the UAE and Croatia.

The new service will commence to Zagreb next week, which sees Croatia become the airline’s 39th destination in Europe. Catering to both business and leisure travellers, the route will be operated by a three-class Boeing 777-300ER offering eight private suites in first class, 42 in business class and 310 seats in economy.

The new Zagreb flight is expected to boost growing tourism demand for Croatia from around the Emirates network, especially the Middle East and Asia Pacific. In just the month of June, Emirates has received bookings for flights to Zagreb from passengers originating from no fewer than 36 different countries around the world.

In preparation for the launch, Zagreb’s Franjo Tuđman Airport recently opened a new passenger terminal and passenger-friendly layout and facilities. At the gate which will be used by Emirates’ Boeing 777, there is a connecting air-bridge especially installed for wide-body aircraft. The project represents one of the largest capital investments in Croatia in recent years, with spend of over 300 million Euros.

The new service will have EK129 departs Dubai at 08:15hours and arriving in Zagreb at 12:20hours local time. The return flight EK130 will depart Zagreb at 15:35hours and arrive in Dubai at 23:05hours same day.