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Emirates to launch Newcastle-Dubai flights with economy fare sale

23 Aug 2007 by Ciprian Hirlea

Emirates begins its Newcastle-Dubai route from the end of next week (September
1), and to celebrate the carrier is offering reduced economy fares for those
booking up to the launch date.

The route will be the first direct long-haul
flights from Newcastle airport, and will give passengers the chance to connect
to destinations in India, the Far East and Australasia without having to transit
through Heathrow.

Those booking by August 31 can get a return ticket
Newcastle-Dubai from £373, including taxes and charges, while Newcastle-Beijing
via the Middle East costs from £384, and flights to Hong Kong and Bangkok are
from £438 and £439 respectively. Travel must be taken before March 31,
2008.

Emirates will be flying a daily service on the
route, using a two-class Airbus A330-200 configured for 27 business and 251
economy class seats. Flight EK036 will depart Newcastle at 1340 to reach Dubai
at 0005 the next day. The inbound service, EK035 will depart Dubai at 0720
arriving in Newcastle at 1210.

For more information visit emirates.com.

Report by Mark Caswell

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