Emirates to launch flights to Guinea
Dubai, June 30, 2013
Dubai-based Emirates airline is set to launch flights to Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, starting on October 27.
Conakry will be linked to the four times weekly Dubai to Dakar (Senegal) service and is expected to provide new opportunities for travellers in Guinea to destinations in China, the Middle East, India, Far East and Australia.
“The linking of Conakry takes the number of Emirates destinations in Africa to 24,” said Hubert Frach, divisional senior CP, Commercial Operations West.
“Guinea is a developing economy and has a strong mining sector, and by linking Conakry to the Dakar route, it will help to support business, international trade and passenger travel to and from the country,” he said.
In addition to passenger services, Emirates SkyCargo will offer about 13 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight, to support Guinea’s key exports of perishables, such as fresh fish and pineapples, rock and oil samples and general cargo, and imports of textiles, mobile phones and electronics, mining equipment and machinery, he added. – TradeArabia News Service