Posted by Bob Brunskill
Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, has increased its commitment to Switzerland by announcing the upcoming launch of non-stop, daily flights between Dubai and Geneva.
In a statement, Emirates said that Geneva, one of the most important banking and financial cities in the world, will become Emirates' 111th international destination and its 26th destination in Europe when the service begins on June 1st 2011.
Geneva is also currently home to over 300 international governmental and non-governmental organisations such as the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG), the World Trade Organisation and the World Health Organisation.
"Our research has shown that there is a high demand for this route from across our network, from both the business sector, particularly financial, and the leisure travellers who are looking for both summer relaxation and winter sports," said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline & Group.
The airline also stated that it expects to use the full 15-20-tonne cargo capacity per flight and will be transporting valuable cargo such as luxury watches and high-end fashion goods, diplomatic cargo and relief shipments for the International Red Cross, and chemicals, pharma products and electronics.