GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Travel and Tourism

 
  Share
  • Porto becomes Emirates' second destination in Portugal
  • New flight provides direct access to the north of Portugal for global travellers


Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:   Emirates has launched its new four times weekly service to Porto, its second destination in Portugal. The new service provides travellers from across Emirates' global network with a direct flight to the popular city in the north of the country.

The inaugural flight, EK197, touched down at the city's international airport on Tuesday afternoon, marking the start of the airline's first service to northern Portugal. The Emirates Boeing 777-200LR, in a two class cabin configuration featuring Emirates' newest Business Class and Economy Class seats and interiors, was welcomed by Porto Airport with a water cannon salute. The aircraft has 38 lie flat seats in Business Class in a 2-2-2 configuration and 264 spacious seats in Economy Class. A video of the inaugural events can be found here. 

Speaking at an event at the airport to celebrate the new service, Thierry Aucoc, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe, Russian Federation and Latin America, said: “Travellers in northern Portugal will now have a convenient and direct flight option to our Dubai hub, from where they can seamlessly access Emirates' global network, particularly to destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. This new service also opens up a new and exciting destination for travellers from across our network.

“The allure of Porto, with its rich historic and cultural attractions, world famous Port wine production and location on the Douro River, has seen the city enjoy an increase in visitor numbers. Our new service will therefore contribute further to the economic growth of Porto and the wider Northern Region,” he added.
Also speaking at the event, José Luís Arnaut, ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, Chairman of the Board said: 'Emirates' investment in this route is the result of joint efforts between the airline, ANA as well as tourism and Northern Region stakeholder teams. We are therefore excited by this new service, as it shows the region's development and attractiveness as both a business and leisure destination.”

Customers travelling on Emirates to and from Porto will experience the airline's newest Business and Economy Class cabins, while enjoying the famed hospitality and service from its multinational cabin crew, including Portuguese nationals, regionally inspired meals, complimentary beverages and over 4000 channels of entertainment on ice, featuring the latest movies, music and games.

The flight will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and depart Dubai as EK197 at 0915hrs and arrive in Porto at 1430hrs. The return flight, EK198, will depart Porto at 1735hrs and land in Dubai at 0415hrs the next morning.

Emirates also operates two flights a day between Dubai and Lisbon with Boeing 777-300ERs, offering more than 700 seats a day.

The airline's freight division, Emirates SkyCargo, will also offer up to 15 tons of cargo capacity per flight on the new Porto service, enabling more opportunities for local businesses to export and import goods.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 5886 times
Posted on : Thursday, July 4, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Emirates to Resume Flights to Khartoum
Next Story : Hazzaa AlMansoori & Sultan AlNeyadi train at European Astronaut Centre in Germany
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
VARA - 2019 Fall/Winter Collection
Nursery children gift Eid packages to labourers
An increase of 36.7% compared to the first quarter
US $859bn Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Projects Underway or Planned in the MENA Re...
Eid Al Adha Event Program
Dubai Festival City Mall Celebrates Global Independence Days with Exclusive IMAG...
Eid Gifting
Turkish Airlines continues its journey to the top with new cabin uniforms
Alisha Moopen appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare
Evonik sticks to full-year outlook despite cooling economy
Zulekha Hospital Sharjah Honored With Baby Friendly Hospital (BFHI) Accreditatio...
Benefits to young people of becoming a freelancer a focus at International Youth...
Al-Futtaim Toyota delivers strong H1 results
GEMS Education offers up some expert ways to get your children to read in the la...
FireEye Identifies Prolific Chinese Cyber Threat Group
Eyes of the World on Expo 2020 Dubai
MoHAP Announces Working Hours at Primary Health Care & Preventive Medicine Cente...
Lenovo Introduces Single-socket Servers, Designed Specifically for Edge and Data...
Facebook Users to Become More Aware of Their Data Usage
SCCI and Sharjah Police to Launch Joint initiatives to Meet Business Sector Aspi...
Empower awards network extension contract worth AED 25 million
LG Signature Responds to Market Demand for Luxury Appliances With Expanded Lineup
9th Muslim World Business and Investment Zone to host Jewels of the Muslim World...
DFSA signs MoU with the Central Bank of Egypt
Sharjah Exports Development Center Achieves Record Results in First Half of 2019
Etihad Airways To Fly 787 Dreamliners To Jakarta And Maldives
A Guide to Making Yourself Happier and Healthier
Smiles Unlimited Buy 1 Get 1 offers chance to win Mauritius summer holiday for two
RAK Ceramics Announces H1 2019 Financial Results
MoHAP's Health Advice and Guidance for Travelers
Express Auto Wash offers festive deals during Eid Al Adha
Get a Complimentary Sushi Roll on Any Bento Box at Sumo Sushi & Bento
New Mimecast Report Reveals Analysis of 67 Billion Rejected Emails
Air Freight in Decline for Eighth Consecutive Month
Oman Insurance Retains Its Positive Business Momentum
Three Bangladeshi businessmen from same family awarded UAE Gold Visa – a first i...
Celebrate Eid Al Adha at Dubai Festival City
Show your Nanny some love and treat them to a Complimentary Haircut throughout A...
Introducing Lunette: A Tool to Empower Women
Robinsons Showcases Malone Souliers' Stunning New Collection for Pre-Fall 19
GUESS - The Perfect Tote
Corum Golden Bridge Titane DLC - black beauty for the man of style
Corum Admiral Legend 42-Icon ahead
Spare a thought for abandoned cats today – International Cat Day!
Marks & Spencer Unveils Its Autumn 2019 Kidswear Collection
Rock Chic Edit with GUESS
Jaguar I-pace: Redefining What It Means to Be a ‘CAR'
Acclaimed Coin Collector to Pay Homage to UAE with Rare Coin Collection at ‘Year...
Ralph Lauren Debuts “Wear Your Story” Denim Campaign
Al Ain Hospital doctors save young girl from 2.5 cm pin in her lungs