Emirates double capacity on Dublin Dubai route
Published 01/09/2014 | 14:18
Emirates doubled its capacity between Dublin and Dubai today as its second daily flight took off.
The airline will operate two state-of-the art Boeing 777’s on the route, connecting up to 22,000 customers in each direction each month.
The new flight also means an additional 25 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight, with a potential to transfer 20,000 tonnes of cargo on the route over the next year.
Enda Corneille, country manager for Ireland, said the extra flight will make connecting with Dubai easie.
“The new flight times mean that those arriving are free to enjoy their first full day in the metropolis of Dubai, with a morning arrival time,” he said.
“The departure time is equally customer-friendly, as it allows plenty of time to check out of your hotel and avoid an early morning rush to the airport."
Elsewhere thousands of passengers flying with Etihad Airways next Sunday will be able to watch the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. It is the first time the match has ever been screened on a commercial flight.
"I am sure our guests who can't watch the match on the ground will enjoy the excitement and passion that will be on display live from Croke Park,” said Beatrice Cosgrove, general manager for Ireland.