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Emirates to start new services to Hydrarabad

Emirates will start a new, non-stop service eight-times-weekly between Dubai and Hyderabad, one of India`s leading IT centres, on…

Emirates<.> will start a new, non-stop service eight-times-weekly between Dubai and Hyderabad, one of India`s leading IT centres, on July 1. The new service will offer both early morning and late night departures from Dubai.

The flights will be operated with Airbus A330-200 aircraft in three-class configuration offering 18 seats in First, 42 in Business and 183 in Economy Class.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates, said: `I thank the Indian Government for granting Emirates traffic rights to this important new destination. India is special to this airline because of the historic links, going back centuries, which form a strong bond between our two countries. Coming closer to the present, Delhi, India`s capital city, was the first destination when Emirates started operations on October 25 1985. I welcome this opportunity to offer extra capacity to our passengers and cargo customers.`

Flight EK570 will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing Dubai at 0345 and arriving in Hyderarabad at 0855. The return flight EK571 will depart Hyderarabad at 1020 and arrive in Dubai at 1230.

Emirates will also operate flight EK572 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays departing Dubai at 2215 and arriving in Hyderabad at 0325 the following day. The return flight EK 573 will depart Hyderabad at 0440 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays arriving in Dubai at 0650. All times local.

Emirates already operates 20 flights weekly between Mumbai and Dubai, seven flights weekly between Delhi and Dubai and four flights weekly between Chennai and Dubai.

The Emirates network has expanded rapidly since start-up and currently comprises 57 points in 40 countries. Hyderabad will be the 58th. In the past few months, the airline launched services to Chennai, its on September 13, 2000, followed by a new daily service to Birmingham on December 18. This year, Emirates has launched two new destinations-Tripoli and Dusseldorf.

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