Emirates launches sixth daily service to Karachi

4 Jun 2014 by Clement Huang

Emirates will increase its Karachi-bound service to six times a day from August 1.

Flight EK610 will depart Dubai International at 2235 and arrive in Karachi at 0140 the next morning. The return flight will see EK611 leave Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport at 0310, touching down in Dubai at 0430 each day.

According to the airline, the capacity increase is demand driven: “This increase is in response to the demand from our passengers and cargo customers that we have seen on the route and Emirates is pleased to be able to meet this need,” said Ahmed Khoory, senior vice president, commercial operations, West Asia and Indian Ocean, Emirates.

The additional flight has been scheduled to make it easier for passengers to connect with Karachi from Dubai, particularly those originating in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Toronto and the US.

Emirates will operate the additional service with the Airbus A330-200 in a two-class configuration, with 27 seats in business and 251 in economy.

The Gulf carrier has served the Dubai­–Karachi route since it was first founded in 1985, and has transported over six million passengers between the two cities in the last decade.

As the largest city in Pakistan, Karachi is the country’s cultural, economic, educational and political hub. Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, northwest of the Indus River Delta, the city is also Pakistan’s largest port.

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