Emirates starts daily flights to Khartoum
Dubai, November 21, 2011
Dubai national carrier Emirates will offer a daily, non-stop service between Dubai and the Sudanese capital Khartoum starting from December 5.
The airline is boosting its commitment to Sudan with the introduction of an additional flight per week to Khartoum, said a senior official.
'By providing an extra flight, we are responding to strong demand from our customers for our Khartoum-Dubai services,' said Jean Luc Grillet, Emirates’ senior VP, Commercial Operations, Africa.
'This additional flight will offer customers greater flexibility in choosing their travel times as well as help support further business and tourism opportunities in Sudan,' he noted.
Emirates will continue to use an Airbus 330-200 on the route offering 12 luxurious First Class seats, 42 seats in Business Class and generous space for 183 passengers in Economy Class, and 18 tonnes of bellyhold cargo.
The Emirates flight EK 0733 will depart Dubai every day at 3pm and land in Khartoum Civil Airport at 6.25pm the same day. On return, EK 0734 will depart Khartoum at 7.55pm and arrive in Dubai at 12.45 midnight (local time).
The service connects seamlessly with flights from Dubai to the ever increasing number of destinations across the Emirates network.
'While flying to Dubai, passengers will enjoy meals prepared by gourmet chefs, award-winning service from our international cabin crew recruited from over 120 countries, as well as the airline’s award-winning ice (information, communication, entertainment) system that offers over 600 channels of on-demand entertainment and the facility to send and receive emails and text messages,' said Luc Grillet.-TradeArabia News Service