Airline

Emirates Quickly Upgrades Dublin Aircraft to Cope With Demand

Just three weeks after the launch of flights to Dublin, Emirates has announced a larger aircraft will be deployed on the route from 1st July.

The new passenger service, launched on 9th January, has already become one of the airline's most successful route launches with load factors driving through 90% for many of the flights. The daily Dubai-Dublin service is currently operated with a 237-seat Airbus A330-200, arranged in a three class configuration.

"Normally, this would provide enough capacity for the first 2-3 years of a new route operation, said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe & Russian Federation. "However, Dublin is exceeding our expectations much faster than was predicted and we need more seats to satisfy demand."

From July onwards, the replacement Boeing 777-300ER provides a total of 360 seats, representing an increase in capacity of 52%. The Boeing offers 310 seats in Economy Class, 42 in Business Class and 8 First Class Private Suites.

"A bigger aircraft means more good news for the Irish economy. We can bring extra visitors to the country and carry additional cargo," said Mr Obaidalla. "The A330-200 can carry up to 15 tonnes of cargo in the belly hold - this figure rises to 25 tonnes with the introduction of the 777."

Throughout all cabin classes of the 777, passengers will be able to enjoy the 1000-plus channels of the ice entertainment system, thoroughly enjoyed by travellers, especially those connecting through Dubai on longer journeys, or those with children.

Emirates' passengers departing Dublin can conveniently connect to more than 100 destinations, such as India, Thailand and Australia, with just one stop in Dubai.

While Dublin has been Emirates' first passenger service into Ireland, the airline has been serving the market through its air freight division for many years, transferring cargo through UK gateways, such as Manchester.
Emirates Holidays, Emirates' tour operating arm, will feature Dublin in its 2012 A World of Choice brochure. Nine hotels and resorts - including six Dublin City hotels and three resorts outside Dublin - will be carried in the publication. Return fares from Dubai to Dublin start from AED 2,880 in Economy, AED 14,660 in Business Class and AED 23,820 when travelling in a First Class Private Suite. Already this year, the airline has launched new routes to Rio and Buenos Aires and will start flights to Lusaka and Harare on 1st February. Dallas will follow from 2nd February, Seattle as of 1st March, Ho Chi Minh City from 4th June and Barcelona effective 3rd July.

Current Dublin flight times: EK 0161 leaves Dubai at 0700hrs daily and arrives in Dublin at 1130hrs. EK 0162 departs Dublin at 1255hrs and lands in Dubai at 0025hrs the next day. Summer timings - effective 25th March 2012: EK 0161 leaves Dubai at 0700hrs daily and arrives in Dublin at 1215hrs. EK 0162 departs Dublin at 1350hrs and lands in Dubai at 0025hrs the next day.

More Airline
Turkish Airlines launches "Year of Troy 2018”
Emirates to launch a daily service to Edinburgh from Oct 1
Etihad Airways flies Boeing Dreamliner to Casablanca and adds service to Rabat
Latest Travel News
Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi to open on...
Emirates to launch a daily service to Ed...
Etihad Airways flies Boeing Dreamliner t...
Featured Sights To See
International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum

Washington DC, United States

The International Spy Museum opened in July 2002 is the largest   public collection of spy- related paraphernalia and exhibits on some of the most prominent spies in history. It provides a global perspective on a unique and ‘invisible’ profession that has moulded history and continues to impact world events. It gives an insight on some of the most secretive espionage missions in world history and...

Central Library

Central Library

Isfahan, Iran

Address: opposite Hasht Behisht garden complex, Hasht Behisht Street. A fascinating piece of modernism fused with traditional color and construction, the very building of the Central Library is a refreshing break from all the typical Safavid style monuments around the city. Inaugurated in 2001, the Library contains semi-opaque, grilled lattice screens to visually divide the exterior and i...

What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Travelling with kids is no easy task. You need to keep them occupied yet safe. Here are the best places to visit with kids in tow, in Colombo. Excel World Entertainment Park Entertainment and theme park with 4 dimensional simulation rides, movies in Cinamatrix and joy rides. The park also houses a Games Plaza with Laser Tag Games, Laser Runner, and Video Games of Ground Zero, a Bowling Zon...

Adaaran Club Rannalhi

Adaaran Club Rannalhi

Maldives, Maldives

Adaaran Club Rannalhi is located in south Male Island and is known for its untouched natural beauty and fertility. Perhaps this is the reason why the island is also called "Rannalhi”, which in Dhivehi means a "A Measure of Gold”. This is a very lively place where something is always happening. Some guests are enjoying water sports, while others are part of group activities led by friendly animator...