Emirates has increased its commitment to Sudan with the introduction of one additional flight per week, providing a daily, non-stop service between Dubai and Khartoum Civil Airport from 5th December 2011

Emirates is considered the Middle East’s Leading Airline Economy Class, Middle East’s Leading Airline Lounge, Middle East’s Leading Airline Rewards Program and Middle East’s Leading Airline Website by the prestigious World Travel Awards.

Emirates flights to Khartoum will continue to use an Airbus 330-200 on the route offering 12 luxurious First Class seats, 42 seats in Business Class and generous space for 183 passengers in Economy Class, and 18 tonnes of bellyhold cargo.

“By providing an extra flight, we are responding to strong demand from our customers for our Khartoum-Dubai services. This additional flight will offer customers greater flexibility in choosing their travel times as well as help support further business and tourism opportunities in Sudan,” said Jean Luc Grillet, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Africa.

From 5th December, EK 0733 will depart Dubai every day at 1500hrs, touching down at Khartoum Civil Airport at 1825hrs the same day. The return flight, EK 0734, departs Khartoum at 1955hrs and arrives in Dubai at 0045hrs the following day. The service connects seamlessly with flights from Dubai to the ever increasing number of destinations across the Emirates network.

While flying to Dubai, passengers in all classes can enjoy meals prepared by gourmet chefs, award-winning service from the airline’s international cabin crew recruited from over 120 countries, as well as the airline’s award-winning ice (information, communication, entertainment) system that offers over 600 channels of on-demand entertainment and the facility to send and receive emails and text messages.

Emirates launched service flights to Khartoum in 2002.

With a fleet of 162 aircraft and already the largest A380 operator in the world, Emirates currently serves 20 destinations in the African continent, with new services to Zambia and Zimbabwe starting from February 2012. Over the next six months, Emirates will launch a further seven destinations including; Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Lusaka, Harare, Seattle and Dallas.