Dubai’s Emirates launches one of ‘its biggest ever sales’

Special fares are available to over 70 global destinations



Dubai airline Emirates has launched one of its “biggest sales” yet with special fares to over 70 global destinations within its network, it announced on Sunday.

The offer applies to bookings made from Sunday, August 12 until Monday, August 20 for travel between September 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Reduced fares are available to destinations across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and the Far East.

Some of the cities included in the promotion include Beirut (tickets starting at Dhs945), Mumbai (Dhs995), Bangkok (Dhs2,345), Lisbon (Dhs2,945), Mauritius (Dhs2,995), Los Angeles (Dhs4,835) and Santiago (Dhs5,105).

Business class fares to these cities range from Dhs2,795 (Mumbai) and Dhs5,245 (Beirut) to Dhs20,925 (Santiago) and Dhs21,275 (Los Angeles).

As part of the offer, passengers can also book via Emirates Holidays for a five-star experience for an additional spend starting at Dhs300 per person for economy class passengers and Dhs500 per person for business class passengers, exclusive of the airfare.

Emirates, which has the world’s biggest fleets of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, flies to over 150 destinations worldwide.

The airline, which recently announced plans to expand operations to Canada, also expects single-digit percentage increase in its US capacity in 2018, an official said last week.

Matt Schmid, senior vice president, Emirates North America, told Reuters that travel demand to and from the US is back at levels from before January 2017.

Emirates has already increased the number of flights on some U.S. routes it had reduced last year after U.S. government travel restrictions weakened demand.

“Now we are really back on track,” he said. “Demand is extremely strong again.”

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