Emirates is to operate two extra flights a week
between Dubai and Narita International Airport in Japan from 1
Emirates has been flying to Narita since
launching the route on 28 March, 2010 and will continue to use a
Boeing 777-300ER on the route with eight private suites in First
Class, 42 seats in Business Class and 304 Economy Class seats for
a total of 354 seats; and also 23-tonnes of bellyhold cargo.
EK 318 will depart Dubai at 02:50, touching
down at Narita International Airport at 17:35 the same day.
return flight, EK 319 departs Narita at 22:00 offering
passengers to arrive in Dubai at 03:50 the following day.
“Japan is a vital market for Emirates and being able to
increase the flights to a daily operation is a great testament to
the partnership which has existed since we began operations to
Japan, through Osaka, nine years ago,” said Richard Jewsbury,
Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East &
Australasia. “In the aftermath of
the Great East Japan Earthquake, Emirates continued operating
flights to and from Narita as normal without interruption and
maintained a service for those passengers who needed to travel
during that difficult time. Emirates has been committed to helping
Japan through this period of recovery. We appreciate that the
Japanese authorities have recognised this commitment and allowed
us to operate this daily service”
Since 2002, Emirates has
carried over 1.3 million people and 60,000 tonnes of cargo on its
flights to Japan.
Dubai is an important hub for the re-export of
Japanese manufactured products to the Middle East, Africa and
Central Asia. The 23 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity will
support Japanese exports of mechanical components, electronic
goods and automobile parts to the UAE, and its import of gas and
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