Emirates set to launch fifth daily flight to Singapore

Emirates set to launch fifth daily flight to Singapore

SINGAPORE - Emirates airline announced on Monday that it will be introducing a fifth daily flight between Dubai and Singapore starting August 1.

With this new addition, the Dubai-based airline will have a total number of 35 flights a week between the two cities, with 28 non-stop services and seven flights via Colombo.

Emirates will operate a 364-seat Boeing 777-300, with 12 First Class seats, 42 Business Class seats and 310 Economy Class seats, for this fifth additional Dubai-Singapore non-stop service.

Flight EK352 will depart Dubai daily at 2115hrs (local time) and arrive in Singapore at 0900hrs the next day (local time). The return flight, EK 353 will depart Singapore daily at 1035hrs (local time) and arrive in Dubai at 1345hrs (local time).

The new fifth daily service flight is a reflection of the growing passenger demand between the "two important global business, trade and tourism hubs," said Barry Brown, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations East.

He also added that the increased frequency will provide customers with greater flexibility in their travel plans and option to connect to other flights on their airlines' extensive global network.

The airlines began flight services to Singapore in 1990. Earlier this year, Emirates introduced services to Kiev, Taipei and Boston and announced the start of services from August to Abuja and Kano, Chicago, Oslo, and Brussels.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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