UAE and Japan strengthen air links

24/12/2008 - Dubai Lifestyle News
UAE and Japan strengthen air links

An agreement to strengthen air links between Japan and the UAE may prove to be beneficial for those interested in Dubai property investment.

The meeting between representatives of the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority and the Japan Civil Aviation Authority last week led to the agreement, which will see a number of new weekly passenger services between the two places.

Services are set to start from March 2010, with carriers from the UAE heading to Osaka and Nagoya in Japan.

There will be the rights to operate a total of 10 weekly services to Tokyo, while some 35 flights will also go to Osaka and Nagoya.

As well as this, there will also be nine new cargo services that are set to start immediately.

Both Emirates and Etihad have been granted permission to fly five services per week to the Japanese capital. A spokesperson for Emirates told Gulf News that the firm hopes to one day increase this to a daily service.