Emirates touches down in Multan
DUBAI, UAE, August 2nd, 2015 – Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has commenced a nonstop service to Multan, the airline’s sixth destination in Pakistan. Flight EK 630 from Dubai arrived at Multan International Airport on August 1st, 2015 at 22.00 Multan time.
On board the inaugural flight was Khalid Bardan, Emirates’ Vice President Pakistan, Mian Iqbal Hassan, President of Multan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mian Muhammad Khan, Senior Vice President, the Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Service to Multan, Pakistan’s 5th largest city by population, commenced with four weekly flights operated by a Boeing 777-300 in a two-class configuration - 54 seats in Business Class and 310 in Economy Class.
Multan is one of the world’s oldest cities with a rich history as a cultural and trade hub. Located on the banks of the Chenab River in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city is famous for agricultural products such as wheat, cotton, sugar cane, mangoes, citrus, guavas, and pomegranates. Multan is also a commercial and industrial centre, well connected with other industrial hubs such as Lahore, Karachi, Gujranwala, Quetta and Faisalabad.
Emirates flight EK630 departs Dubai at 18:20 and arrives in Multan at 22:00 on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The return flight EK631 leaves Multan at 23:30, arriving in Dubai at 01:20.
About Emirates and Pakistan
Multan is Emirates’ sixth destination in Pakistan, and further strengthens our network in Pakistan – a journey that began nearly 30 years ago. Karachi was the airline’s first route in 1985 and Emirates will be operating 47 flights to the city each week as of 1st July. Flights to Peshawar were launched in 1998, and in 1999 both Lahore and Islamabad were added to the Emirates network. Most recently, flights to Sialkot began in 2013.