Saturday, September 1, 2007
Emirates has officially released details of its second daily flight to flown nonstop from . This new flight will see an A 343 used 6 times a week and an A 332 used once a week in addition to the already existing daily B 773ER nonstop service.
Flight timing of the new flight is as follows :
EK 304 Dep DXB 1035 Arr PVG 2225
EK 305 Dep PVG 0615+1 Arr DXB 1250
Various media outlets are reporting that Emirates for 20 747-800s (passenger version) and an announcement concerning this is expected to be made in November during the Dubai Air Show. EK already has 10 B 748 freighters on order with . The only other airline to have ordered the B 748 passenger version is who ordered 20 of the type this spring.
In the past, EK had already indicated for its preference of using this aircraft initially for daily nonstop DXB-LAX flights as it felt it could fill up a 400 seater B 748 easily on this route year round. If the order goes ahead, other cities likely to receive the B 748 nonstop from DXB in the future include ORD, , JNB & MEL. is close to finalizing a deal with