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Another Destination Opens Up For Nzers

14 September 2012

Another Destination Opens Up For Nzers

Another North Africa destination and export market will open up for New Zealanders with the announcement that Emirates will begin daily flights to Algiers from March 2013.

The non-stop service from March 1 next year will leave Dubai at 8.45am and arrive in Algiers at 1.30pm (local time), providing direct connections at Dubai with all four daily Emirates flights from New Zealand. An Airbus A330-200 in a three-class configuration will be deployed on the new route.

Algeria, the tenth largest country in the world by land mass, will become the airline’s 130th destination, its 22nd point within Africa, and fifth North Africa destination following the resumption of services to Libya in November 2012.

"The launch of our third African route in just 13 months is a further demonstration of the huge potential of this fast-expanding economic region,” said HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group. “As a key oil and gas supplier, Algeria has an abundance of natural resources and Emirates’ new service will help to grow trade routes and create new markets for imports and exports.”

With a diverse heritage of Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and French influences, Algiers is home to a rich variety of architecture and a vibrant cultural scene. The country also boasts some of the world’s most spectacular coastline as well as vast mountainous and desert landscapes.

With a fast-growing fleet of 183 aircraft, Emirates is the largest operator of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft in the world.

Adelaide, Lyon, Phuket and Warsaw will also join the Emirates’ network in the coming months.

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