Emirates’ fourth daily service launching earlier on March 29
Decision driven by robust demand and healthy forecast
- A Monitor Report 10 Dec, 2019 | 2264 Views|-+
Dhaka: Emirates is now set to launch its fourth daily service between Dhaka and Dubai from March 29, 2020 instead of June 1, 2020, as announced earlier. The fourth daily will boost Emirates’ weekly services from 21 to 28. From the airline’s hub in Dubai, customers will enjoy connections to more than 150 destinations spanning six continents on the airline’s global route network.
Saeed Abdulla Miran, Emirates’ Country Manager Bangladesh said: “Since we announced our fourth daily, we have experienced healthy forward bookings and seen a significant uptake in demand for the service. It is a sign of the country’s strong economic growth, the rapidly increasing trade and business interests globally, and Bangladeshi travellers’ desire to explore the world. This has inspired us to bring forward our launch to 29 March 2020.
“Emirates has a special commitment towards Bangladesh, as we share a 33-year history and close bond. We are always at the forefront to support and meet the growing needs of its people and its businesses within the shortest possible time. With this service, our leisure and business customers will benefit from a more varied and flexible schedule, as well as smooth and seamless connectivity to Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East.”
The new service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER in a two-class configuration, featuring 42 Business Class and 310 Economy Class seats. This will add 280 tonnes of cargo capacity each way, every week. Emirates SkyCargo currently offers more than 800 tonnes of cargo capacity every week.
Flight EK588 will depart Dubai at 10:30pm and arrive in Dhaka at 5:20am next day. The return flight EK589 will depart Dhaka at 8am and arrive in Dubai at 11am. The service has been carefully timed to create convenient connections to several popular cities, including London, Rome, Frankfurt, Porto, New York, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Emirates is renowned for its outstanding and culturally sensitive inflight services. Customers are regaled with more than 4,500 channels on the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system – ice – that includes the latest Bangladeshi movies, TV programmes, music, live TV, podcast, audio books and games. Children are kept engaged and entertained with kids’ movies, cartoons, games, complimentary toys, and kids’ meals. Families can take advantage of priority boarding, and use strollers for free at Dubai International airport.
Customers can look forward to the renowned hospitality from Emirates’ iconic, multinational cabin crew, while enjoying both regionally inspired and international cuisine, as well as complimentary beverages.
Customers receive a generous Emirates baggage allowance of up to 35kgs in Economy Class and 40kgs in Business Class. The airline also offers 20MB complimentary Wi-Fi in all cabin classes.
For more information, including how to book flights and a complete list of terms and conditions, visit www.emirates.com/bd or contact Emirates Sales Office in Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet or travel agents.
Emirates has gradually grown its services to Dhaka over the years – from two weekly services in 1986 to three daily services in 2013 to keep up with customer demand. During the last 33 years, the airline has flown over 9.9 million passengers between Dubai and Dhaka.