Emirates increases flights to Southeast Asian destinations
Emirates Airline is increasing its services to three of its key destinations in Southeast Asia -- the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, a statement of the airliner said yesterday.
From December 3 this year, the number of flights on the Dubai to Kuala Lumpur route will be increased from three daily to 25 a week. There will be 26 flights a week from Feb 6, 2013.
Starting from January 1 next year, Emirates will introduce a third daily, non-stop flight to Manila; with a third daily, non-stop service beginning on March 1, 2013 to Jakarta.
“Due to the strong demand we are experiencing, Emirates has added much-needed seat capacity on its flights to Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. The extra daily flights will increase capacity on the Jakarta and Manila routes by 50 per cent," said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates' senior vice president for commercial operations for Far East and Australia.
Emirates began services to the Philippines in 1990, Indonesia in 1992 and Kuala Lumpur in 1996.