Emirates to increase capacity and introduce first class on Kolkata route

20 Jan 2015 by Clement Huang

Emirates will launch a 13th weekly flight between its hub in Dubai and Kolkata from March 29.

The new service will operate as EK572, departing Dubai International Airport at 1300 on Sundays and arriving at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at 1915. The return flight EK573 will then take off from Kolkata at 2030 before touching back down in Dubai at 0005 the following day.

Simultaneously on March 29, Emirates will replace the existing A330-200 operating flights EK570 and EK571 with the larger B777-200ER. This will mean these flights, departing every Tuesday, will offer the Gulf carrier’s first class product onboard. The B777-200ER features 12 seats in first class, 42 in business, and 220 in economy, and will represent an increase of 250 seats in each direction per week.

“The additional flight and increased capacity also means strengthening of travel options available not just to Kolkata, but the entire east and north-east India region. We hope this capacity addition will help connect even more people to the market, and facilitate greater trade to the region and its economy” said Ahmed Khoory, senior vice president, commercial operations – West Asia and Indian Ocean, Emirates. 

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Clement Huang

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