Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, announced that it is increasing its commitment to Japan with the launch of daily, non-stop flights between Dubai and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) on 3rd June 2013. Haneda Airport, located in Ota-ku, Tokyo, will become Emirates’ 131st destination, and is currently ranked as the second busiest airport in Asia. Operated by a three-class Boeing 777-200LR, EK312 will depart Dubai at 0935hrs and arrive at Haneda Airport at 0001hrs the following day. The return flight, EK313 will depart at 0130hrs and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 0705hrs.
“Emirates has been operating to Japan since 2002 when we introduced non-stop flights to Osaka; our commitment continued when we launched flights to Narita International Airport in 2010. We are confident that the demand in terms of both passengers and cargo is strong enough to warrant Emirates operating non-stop, daily flights to both of Tokyo’s airports, offering our passengers more flexibility on the route to Dubai and onwards to over 70 destinations in the Indian Ocean, Middle East, Africa and Europe,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates Executive Vice President, Passenger Sales Worldwide.
With a fleet of 196 aircraft, Emirates now flies to 128 destinations, having launched services to 15 destinations in 2012, Warsaw and Algiers are set to join the network this year on 6th February and 1st March respectively. Emirates Holidays, the airline’s tour operating arm, offers holidays to Japan, with itineraries that highlight attractions in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Emirates Holidays provides holiday options that take travellers from Tokyo – the modern capital city; to the majestic Mount Fuji and the natural beauty of Hakone; to Nagoya and Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan; and to Osaka, gateway to the Kansai region. Emirates operates flights on a daily schedule from Malta to Dubai via Larnaka, Cyprus.