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New Year Sale: Emirates and flydubai slash fares

By Staff

With the onset of the New Year, Dubai carriers Emirates and flydubai have launched an aggressive sales campaign, reducing airfares by up to 35 per cent.

Emirates’ global sale is for a limited time as bookings have to be made between today to January 18, 2016, for travel until November 30, 2016. Terms and conditions apply.

All inclusive Economy Class fares from Dubai to Middle East and Asian destinations start at Dh615 to Muscat, Dh935 to Karachi, Dh1,025 to Mumbai, Dh2,205 to Manila and Dh2,245 to Kuala Lumpur.

Economy Class fares to European cities like Munich start at Dh2,625, Barcelona at Dh2,815, Paris at Dh3,695 and fares to North and Central American cities like Los Angeles start at Dh4,945 and Panama City at Dh6,345.

“We know that many people have begun thinking about their travel plans and aspirations for 2016, and we are pleased to add a little more inspiration and incentive to help turn those plans and dreams into reality,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Flydubai has launched its limited time offer to selected destinations, promising 35 per cent discount.

“Book now to save up to 35 per cent on the lowest return fares in economy from Dubai to select destinations. Just book before noon on Monday, January 11, to fly between March 11, and October 31, 2016,” the airline said.

Emirates increases service to Los Angeles

Emirates today announced that it plans to launch a second daily service from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday July 1, 2016.

The second Los Angeles flight will be operated with an Emirates’ Airbus A380-800ULR aircraft in a 3-class configuration with 14 private suites in First class, 76 seats in Business class and 401 seats in Economy class.

The new service, flight EK217, will depart Dubai at 3:00 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 8:00 p.m. The return flight, EK218, will depart Los Angeles at 10:30 p.m. and arrive in Dubai approximately 16 hours later at 1:30 a.m. The new service will supplement the current EK215 Airbus A380-800 flight departing Dubai at 8:55 a.m. and landing in Los Angeles at 1:55 p.m. The existing return flight, EK216, departs LAX 4:45 p.m. and arrives in Dubai 7:35 p.m. the following day. The complementary flight times of Emirates’ new 2nd daily service will serve the growing customer demand for travel between Dubai and the western United States, as well as for those passengers connecting to Emirates’ vast global network of onwards destinations.

“Our existing service provides $677 million in annual economic benefit to LA and the surrounding area, contributes over $270 million in annual spending by visitors, and helps to support nearly 6,000 US jobs,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West. “So our additional service to LAX not only doubles our capacity to meet demand for our award winning service, but also increases our positive economic impact to the Los Angeles area.”