Emirates Airline said on Sunday it has added an additional weekly flight to Sana'a, making its Yemen route a daily service.
Marking its 16 years of operations in Yemen, Emirates said it introduced the extra flight on October 28.
The airline launched services to the Yemeni capital on October 28, 1996, beginning with two weekly flights.
The route is currently supported with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a three-class configuration.
“It is with great pride that we are strengthening our commitment to Yemen at the same time as we celebrate our 16th anniversary,” said Husain Bani Hashem, Emirates’ country manager in Yemen.
“Now, with the daily service, Yemen can look forward to trade and tourism being further stimulated between destinations across our vast network via Dubai,” added Hashem.
Emirates said the additional frequency will also provide more flexibility for passengers from Yemen to Dubai and onwards to popular destinations such as China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The seventh weekly flight enables Emirates SkyCargo to offer additional capacity in the belly-hold of aircraft for Yemen’s exports, such as seafood, the carrier added.
With a fleet of 188 aircraft, Emirates currently flies to 127 destinations in 74 countries.
In the coming months, the airline will launch further destinations - Lyon on December 5, Phuket from December 10, Warsaw as of February 6 2013 and Algiers effective from March 1.For all the latest transport 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.
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