Emirates plans to launch daily flights to Prague starting on July 1, 2010.
The non-stop service to the Czech Republic’s capital city is the third new route to be announced by Emirates for 2010. Services to Tokyo begin in March, followed by Amsterdam in May.
The airline says more new-destination announcements are on the way, supported by continuing aircraft deliveries. The Prague route will be Emirates 24th European destination.
Emirates has “already been carrying passengers from the Czech Republic through existing European points, such as Vienna,” says Sheikh Ahmed, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airlines From July, Emirates’ customers will be able to fly direct from Prague to Dubai, and onwards to Asia and the Far East, bringing more convenience and reduced traveling time.
The airline says the Czech Republic has become increasingly prominent on the European tourism map, allowing the launch of service to open up a new trade channel, offering a continuing resurgence of cargo traffic globally. Emerging markets, such as the Czech Republic, play an important role in that equation, according to Emirates.
Starting on July 1, 2010, the Emirates flight will leave Dubai International Airport (DXB) at 10:30 a.m. and arrive at Prague’s Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) at 2:50 p.m. with a flight time of around six hours. The return flight departs PRG at 4:20 p.m. and arrives at DXB at 12:15 a.m. the following day. A 278-seat Airbus A330-200, offering 27 seats in Business Class and 251 in Economy, will serve the route.
Emirates already serves nearly 100 cities around the globe, using a young and technologically advanced fleet of widebody aircraft. Additionally, Emirates has purchased 60 new widebodies to support the expansion of its international route network.