Emirates to launch Prague flights in July
Dubai, May 10, 2010
Emirates is launching its new Dubai-Prague service on July 1.
The new service presents a 'crystal clear' opportunity - nearly a third of all exports from the Czech Republic to the UAE are glass products, which can be seen in chandeliers and other decorative features in hotels across Dubai and elsewhere in the UAE, said a spokesperson.
'Bohemian Glass is probably the best known of the glass to be produced in the Czech Republic and Emirates SkyCargo already carries this via road to connect with Emirates' Vienna flights,' said Ram Menen, Emirates' divisional senior vice president, Cargo.
As well as bringing glass products from the Czech Republic to Dubai, Emirates SkyCargo also ships them to other parts of the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, Africa and the Far East.
Prague will be Emirates' 24th route into Europe and the second in the region to be launched this year after Amsterdam, which started on May 1.
The Dubai-Prague route will be served by an Airbus A330-200, offering 27 seats in Business Class and 251 seats in Economy. EK flight 139 will leave Dubai at 1030hrs and arrive in Prague at 1450hrs. EK 140 departs Prague at 1620hrs and gets into Dubai at 0010hrs the following day.
Emirates already employs more than 80 Czech nationals, most of whom are cabin crew, based at the airline's home base of Dubai.
On May 12, the airline will hold a major road show event at Zofin Palace in Prague, introducing hundreds of travel industry guests and VIPs to Emirates and Dubai - in readiness for the July 1 launch.-TradeArabia News Service