Emirates launches Kabul route
Dubai, December 4, 2013
Dubai-based Emirates has landed its first flight to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, marking the airline’s 138th global destination.
Emirates flight EK 640 touched down in Kabul International Khwaja Rawash Airport today (December 4) at 13.15 hours. Afghanistan is the 78th country served by Emirates.
“Emirates is always striving to connect people”, said Adel Al Redha, executive vice president and chief operations officer, Emirates. “This new route launch today presents a new opportunity for the population of Afghanistan to access new travel opportunities and destinations thanks to our extensive global network across six continents. It will also provide an opportunity for the many Afghans living overseas to visit home again whilst experiencing Emirates renowned service and product.”
“Today we welcome Emirates to Kabul”, said Dr Dauod Ali Najafi, Minister of Transport. “Having an airline of the quality of Emirates commence flights to Afghanistan shows the airline’s commitment to supporting the Afghan economy, building trade and travel links with the world and helping Afghans and expats living here to connect with friends, family and colleagues globally.”
The route is operated by an Airbus A340-500 configured in a 3 cabin configuration, offering 12 First Class, 42 Business Class and 204 Economy Class seats. Emirates is the only airline which offers First Class from Dubai to Kabul. – TradeArabia News Service