Emirates airline is building its existing
operations to Jakarta with the introduction of a double-daily
service, effective 1 March 2010. Presently, Emirates operates 11
flights a week to the Indonesian capital city.
The three additional flights will be operated on
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, using the Boeing 777 family aircraft in two-class configurations. The
expansion will introduce over 2600 seats per week.
growth in services follows the recent launch of an additional
flight in December 2009, underscoring the increased economic and
cultural ties between the UAE and Indonesia.
President, Commercial Operations Far East and Australasia, Mr.
Richard Jewsbury said, ďIndonesia is gaining popularity among Middle
East travellers, demonstrated by a 20% annual growth in arrivals
from the region. On its part the government has taken several
steps to promote inbound tourism including visa on arrival for
travellers from many Gulf countries. Also, several thousand
Indonesians live and work in Dubai and require air transport to
visit their homeland.Ē
Indonesian exports of textiles, leather products, fruit, fish,
medical and computer equipment will benefit from the increased
access to global markets. Likewise, imports of chemicals,
cosmetics, machine parts and foodstuff will receive a boost as
cargo-carrying capacity escalates by 27% to 233 tonnes per week
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