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Emirates’ Flights to Erbil Connect Old and New


 

Emirates, one of the world’s most modern airlines based in futuristic Dubai, today celebrated the start of flights to Erbil, considered to be one of the oldest cities on earth. 

An Emirates’ A340-300, carrying a VIP delegation and media landed in Erbil, the capital of northern Iraq and the airline’s third gateway into the country after Baghdad and Basra. 

Travelling aboard the inaugural flight, which follows the operational start of services on 12th August, were Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran; Hiran Perera, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Cargo Planning and Freighters, His Excellency (H. E.) Abdalla Al Shehi, UAE Ambassador to Iraq; His Excellency (H. E.) Asmat Siddiqi – Iraq’s Ambassador to the UAE; other government officials, prominent members of the business community and representatives from the media. 

Erbil is said to be the world’s oldest continually inhabited settlement, established, some believe, almost 6000 years ago. Aided in recent years by the construction of Erbil International Airport, the city of around 1.3 million people is fast becoming a flourishing business and tourist hub. 

“Erbil’s free trade zone, similar to the Dubai model, is attracting foreign investment with opportunities across numerous sectors, including construction, property development, oil and gas,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Gulf, Middle East and Iran. “This is a good time for us to enter this market and once again Emirates will be a catalyst for trade and tourism.” 

One of Erbil’s most notable attractions is the mysterious Citadel or Qala’t Erbil, containing a collection of bazaars, an ancient bathhouse and a labyrinth of narrow alleyways. Other sites of interest include the Bradost Mountains, the Sami Abdul Rahaman Park and the Shar Garden Square with its cooling fountains, trendy cafes and charming teashops.

Emirates SkyCargo, the air freight division of Emirates, has been operating freighters out of Erbil since February 2011. With the demand for transporting machinery and parts for the oil and gas industry, the airline operates three weekly B777F freighter services, each with a capacity of 103 tonnes. Combined with the 13 tonnes of belly-hold capacity on each passenger flight, the overall weekly cargo capacity rises to over 400 tonnes. 

Passengers in all cabin classes aboard the A340-300 can expect gourmet-chef prepared cuisine, served by multi-national cabin crew donning one of the world’s most iconic airline uniforms.  

EK949 departs each Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from Dubai International Airport at 0645hrs, arriving in Erbil at 0845 hrs. The return flight, EK950, departs Erbil at 1010hrs and lands in Dubai at 1350 hrs. Emirates currently operates a daily flight to Baghdad and four weekly flights to Basra. 

Aside from Erbil, Emirates has launched flights to a host of exciting new destinations this year; Dublin, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dallas Fort Worth, Seattle, Lusaka, Harare, Ho Chi Minh City, Barcelona, Lisbon and Washington DC. Adelaide, Lyon, Phuket, Warsaw and Algiers will also join the Emirates’ network in the coming months. 

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Emirates’ Flights to Erbil Connect Old and New
Emirates’ Flights to Erbil Connect Old and New

Emirates, one of the world’s most modern airlines based in futuristic Dubai, today celebrated the start of flights to Erbil, considered to be one of the oldest cities on earth. (18/09/2012)
Emirates Arrives in Erbil
Emirates Arrives in Erbil

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, today commenced its new non-stop service between Dubai and Erbil city in Iraq, making it the 11th destination launched by the airline this year (12/08/2012)
Qatar  Airways Begins FlightsTo BAGHDAD
Qatar Airways Begins FlightsTo BAGHDAD

The Doha-based airline is operating four-flights-a-week non-stop on the Baghdad route. Located on the banks of the Tigris River, Iraq’s capital is one of the Arab world’s largest cities. (09/06/2012)

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QATAR AIRWAYS TO EXTEND FOOTPRINT IN IRAQ

  Issue 72

Babylon

  Issue 64

Yousif Naser: Unique Iraqi Art In An Old Town Hall

  Issue 59

The Arab Marshland in Iraq

  Issue 49

Iraq as a tourist destination

  Issue 48

Future tourism plans in Iraq

  Issue 48

The importance of tourism

  Issue 47

The historical and geographical significance of Iraq

  Issue 46

Kurdish Museum

  Issue 45

Celebration of Eid Al-Ghader in Najaf
An annual carnival of joy
  Issue 38

The Mosque and tomb of Imam Abu Hanifa
Islamic monument in the capital of Al-Rashid
  Issue 37

Uruk
The birth place of the alphabet and home to the first tourist
  Issue 36

Tourism in Iraq
A time for optimism
  Issue 36

Nuffar
the city that was created in the sky
  Issue 35

Najaf
A City Blessed By The Tombs Of The Prophets
  Issue 34

The road to Halfiah
A trip to the marshes of Amarah
  Issue 33

Shrine of Prophet Jobe
Do the Iraqis have the patience of Jobe?
  Issue 32

The most famous city of antiquity
A glance at the vestiges of Babylon
  Issue 31

Irbil
Kurdistan's Most Beautiful City
  Issue 30

With Abraham, the father of the prophets
Where holiness meets miracles
  Issue 29

The shrine of Zul Kifl
and the vanishing minaret
  Issue 28

Forty Days (Arba’in) In Kerbala
Six Million People In A Small City!
  Issue 27

Baghdad
The cradle of tourism imagination
  Issue 27

Archaeological Sites In The Desert Of Karbala

  Issue 26

Kurdistan
A neglected tourist treasure
  Issue 25

Al Ukhaider
The amazing palace and fortress
  Issue 25

The mosque of the Grandson of the Prophet in cairo
A visit to the mausoleum of Imam Al Hussein Ibn Ali
  Issue 25

Kufa
The islamic city and school
  Issue 24

Kadhimiya
City Of Domes And Gilded Minarets
  Issue 23

Ashoura in Kerbala
Annual Season Of Sadness
  Issue 22

Advert
Tigris air advert
  Issue 22

Advert
Tigris air
  Issue 21

Iraq's First minister
of tourism talks to Islamic Tourism
  Issue 20

First international
Trade Show in the north of Iraq
  Issue 20

El-Madain
Tourism in the heart of history
  Issue 20

Iraq
Continuing state of war threatens cradle of civilizations
  Issue 19

Iraqi Kurdistan
The newest frontier in cultural tourism
  Issue 19

Al-Moustansiriya
The oldest Arab-Islamic university
  Issue 19

Iraq's Marshlands
Eden Again
  Issue 18

The Qadirya Mausoleum
Shrine of a famous sufi leader
  Issue 17

Al-Moutanabbi Street
A unique cultural phenomenon
  Issue 16

Ain Al-Tamr
Mineral waters, palm groves and holy places in the ...
  Issue 15

Najaf
The city of knowledge and peace for believers
  Issue 14

Ramadan in Baghdad
The harmony of holiness and tradition
  Issue 14

British School
of Archaeology in Iraq
  Issue 13

Baratha
from monastery to mosque
  Issue 13

The Iraqi Museum
Preserving mankind's ancient heritage
  Issue 12

Outreach 2004 -
promoting Iraq's reconstruction
  Issue 10

Kerbala:
The land of Hussein the Revolutionary Martyr
  Issue 10

Iraq
First post war tour of Iraq
  Issue 9

Tourism in Iraq
Will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of wars
  Issue 8

Iraq
The Cradle of Civilization and Land of Prophethood
  Issue 7




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