Dubai based Emirates airline commenced flights to Kabul, Afghanistan, its 138th destination and 78th country.
The route is operated by an Airbus A340-500 configured in a three class cabin configuration, offering 12 first, 42 business and 204 economy class seats.
EK 640 will depart Dubai daily at 09:55 and arrive in Kabul at 13:15. EK 641 will leave Kabul at 15:30 hours and arrive back in Dubai at 18:00.
The inaugural flight carried a VIP delegation of diplomats and senior airline staff, and was met by a high level delegation from the Afghan government.