Emirates delegation boards first Copenhagen flight
Emirates launched its non-stop daily service to Copenhagen today, with a number of senior executives from the Dubai-based airline on board the inaugural flight. The new route, the airline's 114th destination, will be served by an A330-200 in a three-class configuration
“Emirates’ passengers from Scandinavia no longer need to travel to Germany to join our flights. They can travel directly from the Danish capital all the way to the Far East and Australasia, via our ultra-modern hub in Dubai,” said Richard Vaughan, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president of commercial operations worldwide, who headed the senior delegation on board the flight.
According to Pradeep Kumar, senior vice president of cargo revenue optimisation and systems, who was also on the inaugurate service, up to 17 tonnes of cargo can be carried in the belly-hold of each flight. In the cargo hold going into Copenhagen today were garments, fruit and vegetables from the Indian subcontinent. On Emirates' first flight out of Denmark, pharmaceuticals are being exported to Australia and the Middle East, along with seafood bound for the Far East.
“This new link opens up Scandinavia for Emirates on the cargo side too,” he said. "We have been sending in freighters to Gothenburg in Sweden since 2003, but this additional channel, feeding into our vast and efficient network, will be welcomed by importers and exporters by offering more frequencies and cargo capacity.”
So far in 2011, Emirates has launched passenger flights to Basra and Geneva. Services to St Petersburg will be launched on 1st November, followed by Baghdad on 13th November.