KARACHI: Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, today announced it is to launch services to Sialkot, its fifth route to Pakistan. The service will commence from 5th November 2013 with four weekly flights operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a two-class configuration - 54 seats in Business Class and 183 in Economy Class. The aircraft can carry up to 17 tonnes of cargo, giving a boost to trade opportunities. “Pakistan was the first country on our route network when we launched services to Karachi in 1985”, said Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations East Barry Brown. “With the addition of this fifth destination the airline will operate 63 flights a week between Dubai and Pakistan. Twenty eight years since our first flight, this new service to Sialkot continues to demonstrate the strong ties between the two countries and reinforces Dubai as a conveniently located hub for onward travel on Emirates’ network of 134 destinations.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2013.
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