Emirates Airlines has planned to boost its Middle East operations by increases its daily capacity to both Kuwait and Doha from August. The two markets are highly viable markets for Emirates that will continue to grow exponentially.
Emirates, the largest airline in the Middle East has planned to boost its operations by raising the frequency of its daily flights to both Kuwait and Doha from the month of August. This boost will raise the capacity to almost 29 percent across the two routes, the airline revealed in its recent news release.
Emirates will operate six flights to Doha per day and five daily flights to Kuwait. With an increase in the number of flights to Doha, the city holds the maximum number of daily flights in the Middle East region, followed by Kuwait.
Both Qatar and Kuwait play a vital role in luring global capitalists and facilitating world trade that raise business expansion in the region. These additional daily flights come at the right time to back the accelerated trade and tourism growth in these two countries with the total number of seats per week spanning these two markets for both inbound and outbound reservations amounting to 46,430.
Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East and Iran was quoted as saying: “These additional frequencies have been added to accommodate increasing demand from our customers. Both Doha and Kuwait are extremely viable markets for Emirates and there is a clear indication that they will continue to grow exponentially in the coming years.”
He further added: “The Middle East is one of the most active aviation markets in the world and these additional daily frequencies, to two of the region’s key destinations, will provide even more convenient connections to onward travel through our international hub of Dubai.”
In Doha, Airbus A340-300 will operate the new daily service, whereas in Kuwait, Boeing 777-300ER will be deployed for the new service – both aircrafts with a three-class configuration.
The three-class configuration with these aircrafts is an indication that the airline has focussed on accommodating fliers with varied budget – those looking for cheap flight tickets on the airline’s economy class as well as the extravagant leisure and business travellers opting for premium class tickets.
Dubai airport based Emirates has been serving flights to Doha since 1994. However, the last augment in frequencies was carried out in December 2009 when services were raised from four to five flights to Doha daily. Whereas, Kuwait has been an important part of the Emirates’ network since 1989 and experienced a boost in flights in July 2009.
The airline is popular for offering award winning in-flight services – be it premium travellers with first or business class tickets or budget holiday makers with cheap flight tickets in the economy class.
Emirates’ news release reveals that “Customers travelling with Emirates will enjoy meals prepared by gourmet chefs, award-winning service from the airline’s international cabin crew, as well as the airline’s industry leading in-flight entertainment system, ice, which offers more than 600 channels of on-demand entertainment including 50 new movie releases, more than 20 movie classics and 20 children’s films.”