Thursday, April 23, 2009

flights to Malaysia and Indonesia

Emirates going to start two daily flights to Dubai and Kuala Lumpur as well as three additional weekly flights from Dubai to Jakarta effective May 1.

The announcement closely follows the release of World Bank forecasts that point to 5.3 per cent rise in the gross domestic product of the Far East this year.

On the Kuala Lumpur sector, Emirates will add two flights to its existing 12 flights-a-week service, bringing the total to 14 a week. On the Jakarta flights, Emirates will expand its current daily flights to 10 flights a week.

Richard Vaughan, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice-President, Commercial Operations Worldwide, said: "Despite the current economic environment, the Middle East and Far East continue to register growth in their travel and tourism industries.

In the Far East these industries are expected to post average annual gains of 6.3 per cent over the coming 10 years. While Malaysia continues to be a leading holiday destination, Indonesia is investing significantly in developing its MICE infrastructure in order to get a slice of the bustling conference market.