(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Emirates is making it even more convenient for passengers to connect with karachi as it launches its sixth daily service to the city from august 1.
emirates has served karachi since it was founded in 1985 and in the past decade alone has transported over six million passengers on the route.
karachi is the capital of the province of sindh and the largest city in pakistan. located on the coast of the arabian sea north-west of the indus river delta this metropolis is pakistan’s cultural economic educational and political hub as well as the country’s largest port.
the additional service will be operated by an emirates airbus a330-200 in a two-class configuration offering passengers a choice of its renowned business class and economy class products as well as the being able to transport an additional 17 tonnes of cargo.
emirateslight ek610 will depart dubai international at 22:35 and arrive in karachi at 01:40 the next morning. the return flight ek611 will depart karachi’s quaid-e-azam international airport (also known as jinnah international airport) at 03:10 landing in dubai at 04:30 each day. all times are local.
the new service means that as of august 1 emirates will offer passengers 14185 seats each week on the route from dubai. “emirates has had a long-standing relationship with the city of karachi being the first destination we flew to on our launch day october 25 1985. over the years we have steadily increased the frequency we have served the city leading to today’s announcement that we are adding a sixth daily service” said ahmed khoory senior vice- president of commerical operations for west asia and indian ocean at emirates.