Emirates launches fifth daily flight to Singapore further boosting connectivity
Emirates, a global connector of people and places, today announced that it will introduce a fifth daily flight between Dubai and Singapore starting 1st August 2014.
This will bring Emirates’ total number of flights between the two cities to 35 a week, with 28 non-stop services and seven flights via Colombo, in addition to Emirates’ daily services from Singapore to Brisbane and Melbourne.
“The introduction of our fifth daily service between Dubai and Singapore is a reflection of the growing passenger demand for flights between these two important global business, trade and tourism hubs. The increased frequency will give our customers greater flexibility in their travel plans allowing them to connect seamlessly to other flights on Emirates’ extensive global network,” said Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations East.
“Emirates began flights to Singapore in 1990 and this extra service demonstrates our commitment to this market and the importance of Singapore to our global network.” Mr Brown added.
Singapore remains an important gateway in the Far East & Australasia region for Emirates, connecting passengers to Melbourne, Brisbane, Colombo and Dubai, and onward to 35 destinations in Europe, nine destinations in the United States, more than 20 destinations in Africa along with connections across the Middle East.
Emirates will operate a 364-seat Boeing 777-300, with 12 First Class seats, 42 Business Class seats and 310 Economy Class seats, for this additional Dubai – Singapore non-stop service.
Flight EK352 will depart Dubai daily at 2115hrs (local time) and arrive in Singapore at 0900hrs the next day (local time). The return flight, EK 353 will depart Singapore daily at 1035hrs (local time) and arrive in Dubai at 1345hrs (local time).
In addition to passengers, Emirates SkyCargo will operate belly hold cargo space to help transport goods such as ship spare parts, mobile phones and various other electronic goods to and from Singapore.
This year, Emirates has already introduced services to Kiev, Taipei and Boston and has announced the start of services to Abuja and Kano, Nigeria (1st August); Chicago, USA (5th August); Oslo, Norway (2nd September) and Brussels, Belgium (5th September).