Emirates adds more flights to Europe

02/02/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Neil King
Emirates adds more flights to Europe

Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, has strengthened its operations in Northern Europe by adding more flights to Austria and Germany.

In a statement, the airline said that four extra flights will be added to its daily service to Vienna from March 27th while from September 1st, Emirates' daily flight to Hamburg becomes double daily.

The news comes after Emirates' recent route announcements into Switzerland and Denmark.

"By providing these extra flights, we are responding to strong demand for additional capacity on the Vienna and Hamburg routes," commented Salem Obaidalla, Emirates' senior vice-president of commercial operations for Europe and the Russian Federation.

The airline, which currently serves 109 destinations with a fleet of 151 aircraft, has offered flights to Vienna since 2004 and has flown to Hamburg since 2006.

Earlier this week, meanwhile, it was reported that retail revenues at Abu Dhabi International Airport reached a record AED 582 million in 2010, a 15 per cent increase on 2009.