Emirates starts flights to Guinea city
Dubai, October 27, 2013
Dubai-based Emirates airline today launched services to Conakry in the Republic of Guinea, marking its 24th destination in Africa.
Situated on the Atlantic coast of Africa, Conakry is the nation’s economic, financial and cultural centre, home to an estimated population of 2 million people.
Agriculture and mineral production are Guinea’s main economic activities. The country is also one of the world’s largest producers of bauxite, and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold.
Emirates’ Conakry service, which is linked to its existing Dakar operation, provides new opportunities for business and leisure travellers in Guinea to seamlessly connect to Emirates’ worldwide network through its Dubai hub, particularly to destinations in China and other cities in Asia, the Middle East, India, and Australia.
“We are excited to be able to serve our customers in Guinea with our new Conakry flight, and expect Dubai to be a popular choice for business travellers seeking commercial opportunities and onward flight connections, as well as for leisure travellers looking for world-class accommodation and entertainment options,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president commercial operations west.
“Emirates is committed to making our Conakry service a success. We are confident our new service can contribute to Guinea’s continued economic growth and development by opening new conduits for trade and investment, through our growing worldwide network. We would like to thank the Guinean authorities for their support and look forward to working with our partners and suppliers here in Conakry,” added Frach.
Travellers on the Dubai-Conakry-Dakar flight will fly on Airbus A340-300 aircraft, with a three class configuration.
In addition to passenger services, Emirates SkyCargo offers nearly 13 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight, supporting Guinea’s key exports of perishables such as fresh fish, fruits, vegetables, rock and oil samples, and imports of general cargo, pharmaceuticals, textiles, mobile phones and electronics, mining equipment and machinery.
The linked service to Dakar will operate four times a week each Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Emirates flight EK795 departs Dubai at 07:20 and arrives at Conakry International Airport at 14:00 the same day. The flight will then depart Conakry at 15:25 arriving in Dakar at 17:05, then departing Dakar at 18:35 to arrive in Dubai at 07:40 the next day. - TradeArabia News Service