Emirates to launch first Afghanistan service
Emirates is launching its first route to Afghanistan with a daily flight between Dubai and Kabul.
The new service will be operated by an Airbus A340-500 in a three-cabin configuration with 12 seats in first class, 42 in business and 204 in economy.
From December 4, outward flight EK640 will depart Dubai daily at 0955 and arrive in Kabul at 1315. The return leg, EK641, will leave Kabul at 1530 and arrive back in Dubai at 1800.
The Dubai to Kabul route is currently served twice daily by Safi Airways.
The airline's Barry Brown said: "Emirates has identified a demand for a premium service airline offering between Dubai and Kabul.
"With this new route Emirates will be able to offer passengers travelling to and from the city excellent global connections via Dubai, combined with the award-winning product and service the airline is renowned for.
"This includes operating the only First Class cabin between Dubai and Kabul."
Details of Emirates' planned service reductions during next year's Dubai airport runway maintenance can be found here.
salehinouria - 19/09/2013 22:21
I welcome the Emirates vision to open the route to Afghanistan. As an executive director of Afghan Australian Development Organisation (AADO) I travel twice a year from Melbourne to Afghanistan.
Dr Nouria Salehi OAM
Executive Director AADO
Arfkhattak - 26/09/2013 10:44
Good job but request to Ariana, Safi and Kamair to start operation from Kabul to Islamabad because as Marketing Manager usually i am traveling to Kabul via Islamabad through PIA small plan and there are number of passengers prefer to fly but only 10% success to fly.
Al-Noor MDF Board Division,
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