Emirates to commence daily service to Kabul

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, recently announced that it will commence a daily passenger service to Khwaja Rawash Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, from December 4, 2013.

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Published: Tue 17 Sep 2013, 10:35 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:31 AM

The daily flight to Afghanistan’s capital city will be the first destination in the country which Emirates has served. The route will be operated by an Airbus A340-500 configured in a three cabin configuration, offering 12 First Class, 42 Business Class and 204 Economy Class seats.

“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,” said Barry Brown, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations East.

“We expect the flight to be particularly popular with corporate business travellers, as well as Afghan nationals returning home to visit friends and family. It will also present a new opportunity for cargo operations to the country, particularly for the shipment of pharmaceuticals, perishable foodstuffs and construction materials,” he added.

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