Emirates will launch a new four-times weekly service to Multan from August 1, 2015.
This places the airline in direct competition with fellow Gulf carrier Qatar Airways, who will also launch a service to the Pakistan city on the same day (see here).
Emirate’s Dubai–Multan route will be operated by the B777-300, which comes in a two-class configuration with 54 seats in business class and 310 in economy.
Flight EK630 will depart Dubai every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 1820 and arrive in Multan at 2200. The return flight EK631 will then leave Multan at 2330 and arrive back in Dubai at 0120 the following day.
Tickets for the new route are now available for purchase.
Multan, the sixth Pakistan destination Emirates will soon fly to, is an established commercial and industrial centre that is well connected to other hubs such as Lahore, Karachi, Gujranwala, Quetta and Faisalabad. Major industries include fertiliser, cosmetics, glass manufacturing, cotton production, sugar, and oil mills.
“Emirates [will] be the first airline to offer wide-body premium cabin service to Multan. This new route will help boost global trade and economic opportunities in the region and provide additional travel options to Pakistanis wanting to connect throughout our network of over 140 destinations worldwide,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ senior vice president commercial operations West Asia and Indian Ocean.
For more information, visit emirates.com