Emirates plans daily flight to Kabul
The daily flight would involve an Airbus A340-500, offering 12 first class, 42 business class and 204 economy class seats, a statement from the Dubai-based airline said.
"With this new route Emirates will be able to offer passengers travelling to and from the city excellent global connections via Dubai,” said Barry Brown, Emirates' divisional senior vice-president for commercial operations.
He added: "We expect the flight to be particularly popular with corporate business travellers, as well as Afghan nationals returning home to visit friends and family.”
It will also present a new opportunity for cargo operations to the country, particularly for the shipment of pharmaceuticals, perishable foodstuffs and construction materials.
EK 640 will depart Dubai daily at 09.55 hours and arrive in Kabul at 13.15. The return flight will leave Kabul at 15.30 hours and arrive back in Dubai at 18.00.
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