Emirates has launched a second daily service between Dubai and Kolkata, as the carrier celebrates it tenth anniversary of flights to the Indian city.

In addition both services on the route are now being served by Boeing 777, offering more seats than the previous A330-200 aircraft.

Flight EK571 leaves Kolkata at 0945 and lands in Dubai at 1310, with flight EK573 departing at 2030 from Kolkata and landing in Dubai at 0005.

“In addition to the new on-board product, we are able to offer more seats, ensuring capacity to meet growing demand on the route, not just from Kolkata but the entire east and northeast India region,” said Ahmed Khoory, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations — West Asia and Indian Oceans.

Emirates launched flights to India in 1985 and is the third largest carrier to serve India to date, handling “10.4 per cent of the country’s international capacity”.

The Gulf airline currently flies to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode and Mumbai.


Neha Gupta