Emirates to beef up Dubai-Jakarta service

9 Jan 2010

Emirates will expand flights between Dubai and Jakarta with the introduction of a double-daily service.

Starting March 1, three additional flights will be operated on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, using a Boeing 777 aircraft in two-class configurations. The expansion will introduce over 2,600 seats per week.

The growth in services follows the addition of one flight on the route last month, underscoring the increased economic and cultural ties between the UAE and Indonesia.

Presently, Emirates operates 11 flights a week to the Indonesian capital city.

“Indonesia is gaining popularity among Middle East travellers, demonstrated by a 20 percent annual growth in arrivals from the region annual growth in arrivals from the region,” said Richard Jewsbury, the airline’s senior vice-president, Commercial Operations Far East and Australasia, adding that thousands of Indonesians live and work in Dubai and require air transport to visit their homeland.

On the other hand, the Indonesian government has also taken several steps to promote inbound tourism including visa on arrival for travellers from many Gulf countries.

“In the reverse direction, Indonesian corporate travellers seek connectivity to key commercial centres in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Middle East to advance their trade. Emirates’ additional services will cater to this rising demand on the Dubai-Jakarta-Dubai sectors.”

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Gigi Onag

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