Prague Now On Emirates’ Radar
Emirates will launch a daily flight from Dubai to Prague from July 1 in 2010, with connections from its New Zealand
The service to the Czech Republic's capital city is the third new route to be announced by Emirates for 2010. Services
from Dubai to Tokyo begin March 28 and Amsterdam comes on stream from May 1, also with connections from New Zealand.
More announcements are on the way, supported by continuing aircraft deliveries.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, said: "This is another new and exciting development for Emirates, embracing a popular European tourist
destination and an emerging market. We have been keen to add Prague to our six continent network, and now the time is
right to start up our 24th European destination."
The Czech Republic has become increasingly prominent on the European tourism map, boasting a dozen UNESCO World Heritage
sites, including the historic centre of Prague. Golf, spa and MICE offerings are also being developed.
Exports include manufactured goods, machinery, cars, transport equipment and beverages. Asian companies are among the
key players investing in the country. Car giants Hyundai and Toyota have both established production plants.
Ram Menen, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo, said: "The launch of services to Prague and the new trade
channel it opens up is great news on the cargo side as it coincides with a continuing resurgence of cargo traffic
globally. Emerging markets, such as the Czech Republic, play an important role in that equation."
Beginning 1st July, a 278-seat Airbus A330, offering 27 seats in Business Class and 251 in Economy, will serve the
Emirates flies four times daily from New Zealand to Dubai and beyond, via Australia.