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Emirates Airlines expands services at Manchester Airport


Emirates has upgraded its evening service from Manchester Airport from a two class Boeing 777-300ER to a three class Boeing 777-300ER, with the service starting on Saturday 1st September 2012.

This 358 seat aircraft increases the seat offering by Emirates to and from Manchester to 2,474 across the three daily services. The morning service from Manchester was upgraded to a three class Boeing 777-300ER on 1st August 2012, which means all three daily flights out of Manchester now offer First Class.

Emirates has identified Manchester airport as an important hub in the UK and this announcement supports the continued commitment and investment by the airline in the North West of England. This enhanced service will give the people of Manchester and the North West greater opportunity to travel in luxury to popular destinations such as China, Australia and the Far East, amongst others.

“Ever since Manchester became part of our network in 1990, we have seen a steady growth in bookings culminating in three flights daily. Over five million people have been transported from Manchester since the first launch, which became the third European route after London and Frankfurt.”

“Now that Emirates has introduced the upgrade of its evening service from Manchester to a three class Boeing 777-300ER, passengers have even more choice when travelling, which emphasises Emirates’ huge commitment to connecting the North West of England with the rest of the world.”

Chief Commercial Officer for M.A.G, Ken O’Toole, said: “Emirates services from Manchester Airport are one of our great success stories for business and leisure travel to the Middle East and beyond which is why we welcome the introduction of First Class to its evening service.  For passengers, this creates an onboard product portfolio consistent with the ever-popular A380 and we look forward to working with Emirates to further develop its Manchester operation.”

The first Emirates route from Manchester commenced in November 1990. In March 1999, the route became daily and a second daily was introduced on the route in June 2003. A Boeing 777-300ER replaced an A330-200 in October 2005 and an Airbus A380 commenced a lunchtime service from September 2010.  A third daily service was then launched from May 2011 with an Airbus A330.

 
 

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Emirates plans three new destinations


Emirates is embarking on a major expansion of its route network with three additional destinations to be launched in the next six months, on top of the 12 new routes already being rolled out in 2012.

From 1st November, Emirates will launch four weekly flights to Adelaide, rising to a daily service from 1st February 2013. Adelaide will be the airline’s fifth destination in Australia, currently served with 70 flights per week.

The airline’s current double-daily service to Perth will grow to 19 weekly flights from 1st December, becoming a triple daily operation from 1st March next year.

The French city of Lyon will be added to the Emirates’ network from 5th December, the carrier’s third point in France after Paris and Nice. Emirates will operate five weekly flights to this vibrant economic and tourism centre of south eastern France.

From 6th February 2013, Emirates will begin flights into Poland, where recently the World bank predicted the highest economic growth in the Central and Eastern European region. The airline will operate a daily service to the capital, Warsaw.

Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, has launched nine new destinations so far in 2012; Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Lusaka, Harare, Dallas, Seattle, Ho Chi Minh City and earlier this week Barcelona.

Lisbon will launch on 9th July, Erbil follows on 12th August and Washington comes on board as of 12th September.

 

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