Emirates Starts Tokyo (Haneda) Flights

Emirates expanded its service offering to Japan yesterday with the launch of nonstop Dubai – Tokyo (Haneda) flights. The inaugural flight departed Dubai International Airport with airline and government representatives, including the Consul General of Japan to the UAE, His Excellency Daisuke Matsunaga and Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Far East and Australasia, Mr. Salem Obaidalla, joining the media and paying passengers onboard.

Flight EK 312 departs Dubai daily at 0935hrs, touching down at Tokyo (Haneda) at 0001hrs the following day. The return flight, EK 313, takes off from Tokyo at 0130hrs and lands back at Dubai International Airport at 0705hrs the same day. Both flights will also be codeshared with Japan Airlines, which will place its ‘JL’ code on the service.

Emirates will fly a 3-class Boeing 777-200LR aircraft on the route, equipped with 8 luxurious private suites in First Class, 42 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 216 Economy Class seats. Capacity is also increased for Emirates SkyCargo, further supporting trade and commerce between Japan, UAE and beyond.

With the new flights, Emirates now serves the 3 key Japanese gateways of Osaka (Kansai), Tokyo (Haneda) and Tokyo (Narita). The airline becomes the first carrier from the Middle East to operate at Tokyo International Airport, giving it an advantage over rivals Etihad and Qatar Airways.

For more information, visit www.emirates.com.

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