Emirates has increased its flights to Rome from
Dubai to double daily. The Dubai-Rome route supplements double
daily flights to Milan and a daily flight into Venice.
Salem Obaidalla, Emirates' Senior Vice President,
Commercial Operations, Europe & the Russian Federation, said, "We
have been strengthening our services to Rome since October of last
year, gradually building up to the double daily. We know Rome is a powerful tourism magnet with historical
gems such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. But
it is also an important business centre, so we're confident the
extra flight will be a success."
departs Dubai at 09:25 and arrives in Rome's Fiumicino Airport
at 12:45. EK098 leaves Rome at 14:30 and gets into Dubai at
Alternatively, EK095 takes off from Dubai
at 15:05 and touches down at Fiumicino Airport at 18:35. The
return sector sees EK096 depart Fiumicino Airport at 20:25,
landing in Dubai at 05:05 the following day.
The route is served
by a combination of Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A330-200 aircraft
in a three-class configuration.
The World Tourism
Organisation (UNWTO) lists Italy as one of the top five visited
countries globally, with 2008 figures showing more than 42 million
international tourist arrivals.
recent weeks, Emirates has been intensifying its activities in
Europe. On 1st January, flights to Nice went from five flights a
week to daily, further opening up the popular French Riviera.
France is also ranked in UNWTO's top five countries.
Three out of the airline's four new routes announced so far in
2010 fall in Europe. Amsterdam starts 1st May, Prague begins 1st
July and Madrid launches 1st August.
To support the
expansion of services, the airline expects to receive 11 new
aircraft during 2010 and is recruiting cabin crew and pilots.
Currently, there are 145 aircraft in the fleet, including 8
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