Increasing commitment to Sudan
Emirates goes daily to Khartoum
DUBAI, UAE – Emirates has increased its commitment to Sudan with the introduction of one additional flight per week, providing a daily, non-stop service between Dubai and Khartoum Civil Airport from December 5, 2011.
Emirates will continue to use an Airbus 330-200 on the route offering 12 luxurious First Class seats, 42 seats in Business Class, and generous space for 183 passengers in Economy Class, and 18 tons of bellyhold cargo.
“By providing an extra flight, we are responding to strong demand from our customers for our Khartoum-Dubai services. This additional flight will offer customers greater flexibility in choosing their travel times, as well as help support further business and tourism opportunities in Sudan,” said Jean Luc Grillet, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Africa.
From December 5, EK 0733 will depart Dubai every day at 1500 hours, touching down at Khartoum Civil Airport at 1825 hours the same day. The return flight, EK 0734, departs Khartoum at 1955 hours and arrives in Dubai at 0045 hours the following day. The service connects seamlessly with flights from Dubai to the ever-increasing number of destinations across the Emirates network.
While flying to Dubai, passengers in all classes can enjoy meals prepared by gourmet chefs, award-winning service from the airline’s international cabin crew recruited from over 120 countries, as well as the airline’s award-winning ice (information, communication, entertainment) system that offers over 600 channels of on-demand entertainment and the facility to send and receive emails and text messages.
Emirates launched services to Khartoum in 2002.
With a fleet of 162 aircraft and already the largest A380 operator in the world, Emirates currently serves 20 destinations in the African continent, with new services to Zambia and Zimbabwe starting from February 2012. Over the next 6 months, Emirates will launch a further s7 destinations including; Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Lusaka, Harare, Seattle, and Dallas.