Emirates to open second daily Paris-Dubai link in 2006

PARIS - Dubai’s Emirates airline has been given the go-ahead by the French government to operate a second daily flight between Paris and Dubai starting from March 2006, the carrier announced yesterday.

By (AFP)

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Published: Thu 30 Sep 2004, 9:43 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:31 AM

Jean-Luc Grillet, the airline’s director-general for France and the Benelux countries, told a press conference that Emirates had received approval for five additional slots per week from March 2005, and two others from March 2006.

The new flights will allow Emirates airline to increase its capacity on the Paris-Dubai link by 30 per cent from March 2005, and by an additional 10 percent from March 2006, Grillet said.

The airline’s current daily Paris-Dubai line, which is 72 per cent booked on average, is the second-most profitable service after its Dubai-London link. Sales on the Paris-Dubai connection have increased 24 per cent since January.

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