09/01/2012 - Dubai Investment News Posted Bob Brunskill
Business and tourism links between Ireland and the Middle East have been given a significant boost by the launch of a new flight connection.Emirates recently operated the inaugural flight on the recently-added Dublin-to-Dubai flight.As well as boosting links between the two nations. The flight cements Emirates' credentials as one of the world's leading carriers, taking its total number of destinations to 118.Australia, India, Thailand, China and the Philippines have also recently been added to the carrier's schedule.Tim Clark, president of Emirates, told the Press Association: "We are now connecting Ireland not only to Dubai, but also to over 100 destinations throughout the world."Solid early bookings have demonstrated that the demand is there, opening up new markets for passengers and cargo to and from the Republic."Emirates will now run a daily flight from Dubai to Dublin, with passengers able to book flights on the carrier's A330-200 craft.