Emirates will launch a daily service to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport next month.
From December 15, the Gulf carrier will operate an A330-200 in a three-class configuration — with 12 seats in first class, 42 in business and 183 in economy — between Dubai and the Turkish city.
The new route will fly alongside Emirates’ 11-times weekly service to Istanbul Ataturk airport.
Outbound flight EK119 will depart Dubai at 1715 and arrive at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen at 2015. Return leg EK120 will leave Istanbul at 2205 and land in Dubai at 0420 the next day.
Hubert Frach, Emirates divisional senior vice president, said: “By operating into two airports, we are enabling greater flexibility for our passengers, allowing them to fly into one airport and out of the other.
“We will be the only airline operating a scheduled wide-body aircraft at Sabiha Gokcen airport, a clear sign of our commitment to the market.”
Last month, Emirates updated its amenity bags for its first and business class passengers (see news, October 15).