2 June 2014
DUBAI, U.A.E., 2nd June 2014: Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is making it even more convenient for passengers to connect with Karachi as it launches its sixth daily service to the city from 1st August.
Emirates has served Karachi since it was founded in 1985, and in the past decade alone has transported over six million passengers on the route. Karachi is the capital of the province of Sindh, and the largest city in Pakistan. Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, north-west of the Indus River Delta, this metropolis is Pakistan’s cultural, economic, educational and political hub, as well as the country’s largest port.
The additional service will be operated by an Emirates Airbus A330-200 in a two class configuration, offering passengers a choice of its renowned Business Class and Economy Class product, as well as the being able to transport an additional 17 tonnes of cargo.
Emirates flight EK610 will depart Dubai International at 22:35 hours and arrive in Karachi at 01:40 the next morning. The return flight, EK611 will depart Karachi’s Quaid-e-Azam International Airport (also known as Jinnah International Airport) at 03:10, landing in Dubai at 04:30 each day.
The new service means that as of 1st August Emirates will offer passengers 14,185 seats each week on the route from Dubai. The additional frequency is timed to connect especially well at Emirates’ home and hub at Dubai International airport with services from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Toronto and Emirates’ US network including New York and Boston.
Karachi is amongst the few cities Emirates serves with six daily services, with Bangkok and Doha being the other two. As Pakistan’s largest city the added flight will help facilitate even better connectivity for passengers and cargo. Jinnah International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Pakistan. It handles 10 million passengers a year.
“Emirates has had a long standing relationship with the city of Karachi, being the first destination we flew to on our launch day, 25th October 1985. Over the years we have steadily increased the frequency we have served the city, leading to today’s announcement that we are adding a sixth daily service”, said Ahmed Khoory, Senior Vice President, Commerical Operations, West Asia and Indian Ocean, Emirates. “This increase is in response to the demand from passengers and our cargo customers we have seen on the route and Emirates is pleased to be able to meet this need.”
On-board customers will be able to enjoy specially created regional menus and be entertained by a wide range of movies, TV programmes, games and music through ice, Emirates' multi-award winning in-flight entertainment system, whist being served by Emirates’ multi-lingual cabin crew.
Tickets for this new service are available to purchase now though customers’ preferred travel agency, Emirates’ ticket offices or online at www.emirates.com