By Andy Sambidge
Dubai airline launches knockdown prices on routes including London, Mumbai, Karachi
Emirates Airline on Tuesday launched a three-day sale offering customers discounts of up to 30 percent to selected destinations across its network.
Available on selected return Business Class and Economy Class tickets to 40 destinations worldwide, the sale is valid for booking until February 9, the Dubai-based carrier said in a statement.
To avail of this offer, outbound travel must commence on or before June 10, it added.
The airline said some of the most popular destinations included in the offer are expected to be London, Dallas, Zurich, Beirut, Bangkok, Karachi, Paris and Mumbai.
A number of Emirates’ newest destinations are also included in the offer such as Dallas, Seattle, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
Khalid Bel Jaflah, Emirates vice president Commercial Sales UAE, said: “Whether travelling for leisure or business, our three day sale provides customers with the opportunity to reach their desired destination for less.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Emirates hired three local banks to arrange a AED1.9bn ($517.3m) Islamic loan facility to finance three aircraft, the chief executive of one of the banks said.
The Dubai government-owned airline has asked Dubai Islamic Bank, Ajman Bank and Al Hilal Bank to arrange the financing deal for two Airbus A380 superjumbos and one Boeing 777-300, Mohamed Berro, chief executive of Abu Dhabi government-owned Al Hilal Bank told Reuters.For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
firstly a world-wide sale, followed very shortly after by a sale for the UAE.
The reduction in the fares should not affect the standards followed by Emirate Airlines otherwise it will put them in lower position Vizaviz international Air lines standards
I just did a search for a flight to London in March, same dates (and flexible, day or two either side). Direct flights only, including all fees and taxes.
Emirates - 3720 AED
Virgin - 2767 AED
Not very impressed by this 'sale' with supposed 30% discounts.
Flying London Gatwick to Dubai last week and back to the U.K. at the the end of February, cost me Â£388.42 on Emirates - equivalent to AED 2,175. I've never really understood why it is so much more expensive to book flights originating from Dubai.
I understand that there is more demand outbound than inbound, but H.E. Dr. Paul's quote is almost 75% higher than I paid!