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Emirates Airline has announced plans to expand its operation in Switzerland with the addition of a second daily service to Geneva effective from June 1.
The second daily flight will double capacity on the route and represents an overall increase of 26 percent for Emirates in Switzerland, the airline said in a statement.
The new flight will be operated by a state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, with eight Private Suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class, and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class.
“With natural landmarks like Lake Geneva, the Alps and Jura mountains, Geneva is an attractive destination... Demand is strong year-round, with high traffic from Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong and the Indian Ocean, with travellers visiting the city for business and pleasure," said Thierry Aucoc, Emirates’ senior vice president, Commercial Operations, Europe and Russia.
With an additional cargo capacity of almost 20 tonnes per day in each direction, Emirates SkyCargo said it will offer better access for Swiss companies to economies around the world.
Exports from Geneva include pharmaceutical products, automobile spare parts, chemicals and semi-conductors. The presence of international organisations like the Red Cross also generates high humanitarian cargo traffic on the route.