Emirates is to increase flights from Dubai to Al
Medinah al Munawarah in Saudi Arabia to seven flights per week
from 31 October 2010.
The Dubai-based airline currently operates a
total of 25 flights per week to the Kingdom. These three new
services will bring the number to 28 flights per week as well as
increasing additional capacity to the Kingdom by 15%.
“Saudi Arabia is an important market for Emirates and our new
daily service to Al Medinah al Munawarah is key to our continued
growth there. In the last two years we have increased operations
to the Kingdom from 17 to 25 weekly flights and we will continue
to work closely with the Saudi Authorities to implement additional
services,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President
Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East and Iran.
Emirates’ first flight to Al
Medinah al Munawarah landed on 2 July 2010, and the service will
on a temporary schedule until 26 March 2011.
October the seven weekly flights to Al Medinah al Munawarah will
depart Dubai each day at 01:15 to arrive in Al Medinah
al Munawarah at 03:15.
On the return journey the flight will
depart Al Medinah al Munawarrah at 04:45, arriving in Dubai
Emirates’ currently has four scheduled flights to
the city departing on a Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The service is operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft,
offering 12 seats in First class, 42 seats in Business Class and
183 seats in Economy.
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