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Emirates spreads wings in India, adds nine more flights

india Updated: Jan 30, 2009 17:54 IST
Emirates spreads wings in India

Expanding its services in the country, Gulf-based carrier Emirates Airlines on Friday said it would introduce nine additional flights for Dubai from February 1.

"We plan to add nine additional services from Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore, starting from February 1, to our existing network," an Emirates Airlines official told PTI here.

Of these, seven would be from Mumbai and one each from Chennai and Bangalore, the official in Mumbai.

The total number of daily services from Mumbai would then increase to 35 from the present 28 flights a week, while Bangalore and Chennai would have 20 and 19 flights a week, respectively, he said.

With the introduction of the new services, Emirates would become the single largest international airline operating from India, he added.

At present, the Gulf-headquartered carrier runs 154 flights to Dubai from 10 gateways in the country - Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Ahmedabad and Thiruvananthapuram.