Emirates launches new flights to Japan
Japanese investors who hold assets in the UAE will find it much easier to travel between the two countries after Dubai-based airline Emirates added new flights to Tokyo International Airport (Haneda).
Thierry Antinori, Emirates' executive vice president of passenger sales worldwide, said the firm first started providing services to the Far East in 2002 when it established a route between
In fact, figures provided by Japan External Trade Organisation confirmed that traders in the two countries completed deals worth $53.1 billion (£9.43 billion) in 2012, which was a 5.4 per cent upturn on the previous year.
Mr Antinori described Haneda as Emirates' "third gateway" into
"We value our partnership with
By adding this new service, Emirates SkyCargo - the firm's freight transport division - will be able to carry an additional 23 tonnes of goods per flight, which equates to an extra 160 tonnes each week.
Emirates now operates services to 134 destinations in 77 countries from
The business has already underlined its commitment to the European market and new flights to
With so many new flights being added, it is no surprise that experts are predicting Dubai International Airport will become the world's busiest aviation hub within the next few years.