Emirates is to increase services to three of its key
regional gateways in the Middle East including; Dammam, Beirut and
Starting from the 1st May, Emirates Airline will
introduce two additional weekly flights to Dammam, three
additional weekly flights to Beirut and an extra two weekly
flights to Tehran, further reinforcing the airline’s extensive
operations across the Middle East.
“The Middle East is one of the most active
aviation markets in the world and an integral part of Emirates
operations,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates' Senior Vice President
Commercial Operations - Gulf Middle East & Iran. “The addition of
these flights has been implemented in recognition of the increased
demand for services across the Middle East and will provide much
needed capacity on these perpetually busy routes.”
Recent statistics released by the International Air Transport
Association (IATA) show that demand for services across the Middle
East grew 3.1% in
January 2009 despite the global economic
downturn, with Emirates well placed to capitalize on this growth.
The additional flights to Beirut, Dammam and Tehran marks
the second significant increase in flights across the Middle East
for Emirates - in February Emirates added capacity to Amman,
Riyadh and Jeddah - bringing its weekly operation to: seven
flights to Dammam, 17 flights to Beirut and 21 flights to Tehran.
The airline has an extensive Middle East network
covering 14 cities with 180 flights per week. With the additional
flights to Dammam, Beirut and Tehran starting May 2009, Emirates
will serve the region with 187 flights per week.
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