Airlines slash fares from UAE to Europe, US

European carriers have launched autumn and summer discounts for people travelling during Eid and Christmas to Europe.

German carrier Lufthansa is offering 20 per cent discount on flights to Europe and North America.

Customers booking tickets online from September 24 to October 23, 2013 will get almost 20 per cent discount on standard fares. These discounts are applicable for all flights taken before March 31, 2014.

As part of the Lufthansa 2013 Winter Promotion which aims to offer travellers from the region the lowest fares to Europe and North America, return tickets for economy travel to European destinations start from as little as Dh2,105 including all taxes and fees. For passengers wanting to take advantage of Lufthansa’s enviable connections to destinations across North America, return fares to the USA and Canada start from just Dh4,155.

Peter Pollak, General Manager, UAE and Director Gulf, Afghanistan & Iraq for Lufthansa, says: “Our latest winter promotion offers prices which are even lower than they were last year, which shows the extraordinary efforts we’ve made to pass on savings to our customers. As well as the appeal of low fares, there is the certainty of Lufthansa’s commitment to the highest standards - our customers will enjoy flying with us thanks to our on-board entertainment and service, the ergonomically-designed European cabin and FlyNet, the most advanced on-board broadband internet hotspot there is.”

Lufthansa’s 2013 Winter Promotion prices apply to Economy Class return tickets, including all taxes and fees for all bookings made online at

Return fares from Dubai to Munich start from Dh2,105, to Amsterdam from Dh2,525, to Berlin from Dh2,585, to Barcelona from Dh2,565, to Frankfurt from Dh2,375, to London from Dh2,815, to Paris from Dh2,545, and to Stockholm from Dh2,555. For North American destinations, return tickets to Boston are priced from Dh4,365, to Houston from Dh4805, to New York from Dh4,365, to Washington DC from Dh4,155 and to Toronto from Dh4,185.

Swiss airline also launched its winter sale this week, with promotional fares on flights from Dubai to Europe from as little as Dh2,200.

All economy class flights purchased between September 24 and October 23 2013, and valid for travel before March 31, 2014, are included in the promotion which covers in total 25 destinations in Europe including Switzerland.

Swiss operates daily non-stop return flights with the modern A330-300 from Dubai to Zurich - the perfect destination for an unforgettable winter break.  From its hub, Zurich, Swiss connects conveniently to and from major destinations in Europe.

Prices start from just Dh2,200 all inclusive, for a return economy class flight from Dubai to Geneva. Return fares from Dubai to Zurich start from Dh2,385; to Munich from Dh2,545; to Paris from Dh2,545; to Frankfurt, Milan and Rome from Dh2,585; and to Madrid, Barcelona and Vienna from Dh2,645.

The Economy Class return tickets include all taxes and fees and are only for online bookings.

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