(MENAFN - Arab News) Emirates a global connector of people and places announced that it will introduce a fifth daily flight between dubai and singapore starting aug. 1.
this will bring emirates' total number of flights between the two cities to 35 a week with 28 nonstop services and seven flights via colombo in addition to emirates' daily services from singapore to brisbane and melbourne.
'the introduction of our fifth daily service between dubai and singapore is a reflection of the growing passenger demand for flights between these two important global business trade and tourism hubs. the increased frequency will give our customers greater flexibility in their travel plans allowing them to connect seamlessly to other flights on emirates' extensive global network" said barry brown emirates' divisional svp commercial operations east.
'emirates began flights to singapore in 1990 and this extra service demonstrates our commitment to this market and the importance of singapore to our global network." brown added.
singapore remains an important gateway in the far east & australasia region for emirates connecting passengers to melbourne brisbane colombo and dubai and onward to 35 destinations in europe nine destinations in the united states more than 20 destinations in africa along with connections across the middle east.
emirates will operate a 364-seat boeing 777-300 with 12 first class seats 42 business class seats and 310 economy class seats for this additional dubai-singapore nonstop service.
in addition to passengers emirates skycargo will operate belly hold cargo space to help transport goods such as ship spare parts mobile phones and various other electronic goods to and from singapore.
this year emirates has already introduced services to kiev taipei and boston and has announced the start of services to abuja and kano nigeria (aug. 1); chicago (aug. 5); oslo norway (sept. 2) and brussels (sept. 5).