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Kabul Becomes Latest Addition to Emirates Network

News Release, 5 December 2013   

Kabul Becomes Latest Addition to Emirates Network

Emirates has commenced its newest service, to Kabul the capital of Afghanistan. 

Kabul is the 138th destination on the Emirates route network, and Afghanistan is the 78th country it serves.  

The daily Dubai-Kabul flight offers direct connections at Dubai with all four incoming Emirates daily flights from New Zealand.

“Emirates is always striving to connect people”, said Adel Al Redha, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Emirates. “This new route launch today presents a new opportunity for the population of Afghanistan to access new travel opportunities and destinations thanks to our extensive global network across six continents. It will also provide an opportunity for the many Afghans living overseas to visit home again whilst experiencing Emirates renowned service and product.”  

“Today we welcome Emirates to Kabul”, said H.E. Dr. Dauod Ali Najafi, Minister of Transport. “Having an airline of the quality of Emirates commence flights to Afghanistan shows the airline’s commitment to supporting the Afghan economy, building trade and travel links with the world and helping Afghans and expats living here to connect with friends, family and colleagues globally.”  

The route is operated by an Airbus A340-500 configured in a three-cabin configuration, offering 12 First Class, 42 Business Class and 204 Economy Class seats. Emirates is the only airline which offers First Class from Dubai to Kabul. 

To find out more about Emirates or to book flights to Kabul visit www.emirates.com/nz  or contact your preferred travel agent.  

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