Emirates, the Dubai based international airline, will launch a second daily service to and from Birmingham from next spring.
The award winning carrier's second daily flight will begin operating on March 10th, 2004 and, like the current daily service, will be operated by a state of the art 285-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
The second service from Birmingham, EK038, will depart at 1955 hrs arriving in Dubai at 0655 hrs the following morning - ideally timed for connections to onward flights to destinations such as Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Karachi, Bahrain and Muscat. The return flight EK037 will depart from Dubai at 1445 hrs and arrive in Birmingham at 1835 hrs.
Maurice Flanagan, Emirates' Vice Chairman and Group President, said: "When we launched our Birmingham route in December 2000, we knew it would do well, and so it has, in no small way thanks to the strength of our reputation and excellence of our in-flight service.
"Our expansion continues apace as more and more people want to experience Emirates' award-winning customer service. Dubai offers both a fantastic destination - be that for tourism or commerce - and a perfect geographical point to break long journeys, with connections to countless other destinations that lie further afield on the Emirates' network."
The development will also boost Birmingham's cargo capacity by 15 tonnes a day giving customers of Emirates SkyCargo greater flexibility.
The carrier already operates the daily EK039/040 between Birmingham and Dubai, offering customers a 1400hrs departure from the airport.
For more information on Emirates, see www.emirates.com/uk.
RB211 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 632 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3719 times:
For the sake of those who are reading this string, I think some readers might not realize that you are not talking about Birmingham, USA, but Birmingham, UK. If you're not careful some of us good ole boys might get a little too excited about a big ole plane landing in our backyard!
Airline photography. Whether they're fully clothed, butt naked, having issues or confused I'm taking pictures!!
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7370 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3570 times:
I would expect a GLA announcement very shortly with possibly another MAN announcement to be made (on top of the 777s going on 1 of our daily services). I couldn't possibly comment on the nature of that announcement