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Dubai’s Emirates to launch fourth daily service to Bangladesh’s Dhaka

Dubai’s Emirates to launch fourth daily service to Bangladesh’s Dhaka

The new service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER in a two-class configuration

Emirates is adding a fourth daily service to Dhaka from June 1, 2020, to cater to Bangladesh’s large diaspora who work and live in the Middle East, Europe and the US.

The new service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER in a two-class configuration, featuring 42 business class and 310 economy class seats, and belly-hold cargo capacity of up to 20 tonnes.

Flight EK588 will depart Dubai at 10.30pm and arrive in Dhaka at 5.20am the next day. The return flight EK589 will depart Dhaka at 8am and arrive in Dubai at 11am.

The service has been “timed to create convenient connections to popular cities, including London, Rome, Frankfurt, Porto, New York, Washington DC, Mexico City, Johannesburg and Cape Town,” a statement said.

With the new service, Emirates SkyCargo will offer around 1,100 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity every week. Bangladesh’s main exports include readymade garments, medicines, leather goods, and fresh produce.

Emirates has gradually grown its services to Dhaka over the years – from two weekly services in 1986 to three daily services in 2013 to cater to growing demand.

During the last 33 years, the airline has flown over 9.9 million passengers between Dubai and Dhaka.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ chief commercial officer, said: “Emirates shares a special bond with Bangladesh that goes back 33 years, and our new service is a testament to the country’s significance on Emirates’ global network.

“With this service, the large diaspora of Bangladeshis, especially in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UK, USA and Italy will benefit from a more varied and flexible schedule.”

 

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