Emirates bumps up South-East Asian services

Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Manila will all see increased flight numbers

Emirates Airline will increase the frequency of its services to three key hubs in South-East Asia.
Emirates Airline will increase the frequency of its services to three key hubs in South-East Asia.

Emirates Airline will increase the frequency of its services to three key hubs in South-East Asia, the Dubai-based carrier announced on Monday.

From December 3, the operator will bolster its number of flights to Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur from three-times-a-day to 25 per week, with this again rising to 26 a week starting February 6 next year.

The new Kuala Lumpur service will be operated by an Airbus A330 and will add an additional 2,370 seats per week to this route, Emirates said.

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From January 1, Emirates will begin a third daily non-stop service to the Philippines capital Manila, with a third daily non-stop flight to Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, starting from March 1 2013.

Both the new Jakarta and Manila services will be operated by Boeing 777-300ERs.

“The new services offer our passengers with more options of their preferred departure time when travelling to Dubai, or travelling onwards throughout our ever-expanding global network,” Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ senior vice president, commercial operations, Far East and Australia, said in a statement.

“The extra capacity will also stimulate further tourism and trade between Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, UAE and beyond,” he added.

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