Emirates plans second gateway in Istanbul


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Emirates has announced its plans for a second gateway in Istanbul with the launch of a daily service to Sabiha Gokcen Airport, beginning 15 December 2015. The new service complements EK’s existing 11 weekly flights to Ataturk Airport.

The new service, with an early morning arrival into Dubai, will enable connectivity to EK’s vast network across Africa, as well as to key Asian destinations like Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Denpasar (Bali) and Phuket, just to name a few.

The new service will commence with a daily flight operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a 3-class layout: 12 in First, 42 in Business, and 183 in Economy. The aircraft also has the capacity to carry up to 17 tonnes of cargo.

“Istanbul has become an increasingly popular destination for Emirates, attracting both business and leisure travellers from around the world. By operating into two airports, we are enabling greater flexibility for our passengers, allowing them to fly into one airport and out of the other,” commented Hubert Frach, Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial – West at Emirates. “We will be the only airline operating a scheduled wide-body aircraft at Sabiha Gokcen Airport, a clear sign of our commitment to the market.”

Flight EK119 will depart Dubai at 17.15 and arrive in Istanbul at 20.15 daily. The return flight EK120 will leave Istanbul at 22.05, arriving in Dubai at 04.20 the next day.

Customers on EK flights enjoy the famed hospitality of its multi-national Cabin Crew, including Turkish, as well as gourmet cuisine and EK’s award-winning entertainment system. As with all Emirates flights, passengers also enjoy generous baggage allowances: 50kg in first Class, 40kg in Business Class and with 30 kg in Economy Class.

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