Emirates has unveiled plans to launch direct services between Dubai and Tokyo which will be the 102nd destination for the Dubai based carrier.
At present, Emirates operates daily services to Osaka which was launched seven years ago.
Starting 28th March 2010, Emirates will fly non-stop to Tokyo five times a week on every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The service will be operated by a state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300ER aircraft offering a three-class configuration of eight First Class Private Suites, 42 Business and 304 Economy Class seats.
EK 318 will depart Dubai at 02:50 and arrives Tokyo Narita at 17:55.
EK 319 will depart Tokyo Narita at 21:40 and arrives Dubai at 04:35 the next morning. The flights have been timed to offer convenient connections to Emirate’s passengers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Emirates’ longstanding partnership with Japan Airlines will be expanded to include a code share on the new Dubai-Tokyo-Dubai services. The flights will be identified with the Emirates ‘EK’ code as well as with Japan Airlines ‘JL’ code.
Emirates will also leverage the 23 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity for trade between Japan, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.