Emirates Airline is to launch double-daily services
between Dubai and Kuala Lumpur and add three additional weekly flights
from Dubai to Jakarta, from 1 May 2009.
expand its current daily service to Jakarta to 10 flights a week. The three
additional flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, and
will introduce over 1200 passenger seats and approximately 50 tonnes of
cargo capacity per week per direction.
The flights provide business travellers smooth connections to Johannesburg, Kuwait, Muscat, Doha and
Bahrain, and support the Indonesian government’s initiatives to boost
trade and commerce with Africa and Middle East.
The extra cargo
capacity will advance Indonesian exports of garments, leather, shoes and
tropical fish to Europe, North America, Africa, Middle East, and the
EK358 will depart Dubai at 10:55 hours and
arrive in Jakarta at 22:35 hours. EK357 will depart Jakarta at 17:55
hours and arrive in Dubai at 22:45 hours.
Also effective 1st May,
the existing EK357 flight service will be renumbered to EK359, while
flight timings and days of operation remain unchanged.
Emirates will add two flights to its existing 12
flights-a-week service, bringing the total to 14 flights a week.
development is strengthened with the introduction of First Class cabin
service on four of the 14 weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur, underscoring
Malaysia’s importance in Emirates’ Far East network.
UAE is one of Malaysia’s top trading partners. The country’s total trade
with the UAE in 2008 amounted to US$ 4.5 billion – an increase of 45.7%
over the previous year.
The start of a three-class service will
cater to increased tourist arrivals from the Middle East to Malaysia
during June – September holiday season. The service will be available on
EK342/343 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and on EK 346/347 on
Cargo capacity will increase by 17% post expansion.
EK342 will depart Dubai every Wednesday at 10:30 hours, arriving in
Kuala Lumpur at 21:35 hours. Return flight EK 343 will depart Kuala
Lumpur the following morning at 02:00 hours, arriving in Dubai at 04:50
EK346 will depart Dubai every Sunday at 03:15
hours, arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 14:15 hours. It will turnaround
as EK347, taking off from Kuala Lumpur at 19:30 hours and arriving
in Dubai at 22:20 hours.
Also effective 1st May, the existing EK343 and
EK347 flight schedules have been revised.
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