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Emirates adds fifth daily flight to Karachi
Dubai, March 19, 2012
Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, will launch a fifth daily flight to and from Karachi in Pakistan, from August 1.
This move reinforces Emirates’ presence in the Pakistani landscape and provides passengers with more flexibility and options when travelling to the country’s commercial hub, said a statement.
“This is very exciting news for us as Karachi was the inaugural destination of Emirates when the airline began operations in 1985,” said Badr Abbas, vice president Pakistan & Afghanistan.
The additional frequency will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER in a two-class configuration. Flight EK608 will depart Dubai (DXB) daily at 14:55 local time and arrive in Karachi (KHI) at 18:05. EK609 will depart Karachi at 19:35 local time and arrive in Dubai at 20:50.
In the past six months, Emirates has experienced robust growth and increased its presence in Northern Pakistan by starting additional flights to Peshawar, Lahore and Islamabad. Starting August, Emirates will be operating 54 weekly flights to and from four cities in Pakistan – Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar – of which two frequencies are subject to government approval, the statement said. - TradeArabia News Service