Emirates is adding a fourth daily service between Dhaka and Dubai from June 1 next year, boosting its weekly flights from 21 to 28.
From Dubai, customers can connect to over 150 destinations spanning six continents through the airline, said its statement yesterday.
“Many Bangladeshis are traveling more towards Europe and other western countries for holidaying and business purposes,” reasoned Saeed Abdulla Miran, Emirates’ country manager for Bangladesh, before journalists at Pan Pacific Sonargaon yesterday.This service will provide seamless connectivity to Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, he said.
“Our fourth daily will…robustly support inbound tourism, business, commerce and trade,” Miran said.
A Boeing 777-300ER will run the new service with 42 business and 310 economy seats and enable 280 tonnes of cargo capacity each way, every week.
Emirates SkyCargo currently offers over 800 tonnes of cargo capacity every week.
Emirates has gradually grown its services to Dhaka – from two weekly services in 1986 to three daily services in 2013. In the past 33 years, it flew over 9.9 million passengers between Dubai and Dhaka. Its present passenger load factor is over 80 percent.