Emirates opens service to Dubai from Copenhagen
Friday 21, January 2011
Emirates, the biggest airline in the Middle East, will August 1st open a new year-round route from Copenhagen to Dubai. With daily connections to Dubai new connections to Southeast Asia, India and Australia opens up for Scandinavian travelers.
“Copenhagen is an important hub for the whole of Scandinavia and the launch of our non-stop service will open up a new market for Emirates. It will also offer Denmark’s businesses with easy connections to previously untapped markets,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group. “Dubai and Copenhagen both have a strong maritime and trading tradition and Emirates is looking forward to adding this dynamic city to our European network and also welcoming Denmark as the 67th country that we fly to from Dubai.”
The route opens August 1st with daily flights between Dubai and Copenhagen, and Emirates will use an Airbus A330-200, which can accommodate 237 passengers in three classes, on the route.
“Emirates new full year route to Dubai is good news for all Scandinavian travelers. Not only does the route strengthen the access to the Middle East but also to South East Asia, India and Australia because of Emirates’ strong beyond network. The extensive network and Emirates’ strong international brand will also provide more foreigners visiting Denmark, which is good news for the Danish tourist industry,” said Carsten Nørland, VP Sales & Market, Copenhagen Airport.
Great value for Denmark
With the establishment of the new Copenhagen Connected Route Development Program investments of a considerable amount in destination marketing activities in South Asia, South East Asia and Australia/Oceania are possible. This is to support demand for air travel to Copenhagen/Denmark via Dubai.
“We are very much aware of the fact that Emirates’ plans will be of great value for Copenhagen and Denmark. The importance of better accessibility from Copenhagen to South Asia, South East Asia and Australia cannot be exaggerated. Connections via Emirates’ mega hub in Dubai can help us here”, says CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen and chairman of the Copenhagen Connected Route development program, Lars Bernhard Jorgensen.
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