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Emirates offering service to Kabul

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, today announced it is to commence a daily passenger service to Khwaja Rawash Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan from December 4, 2013.

The daily flight to the capital city will be Emirates’ first destination in Afghanistan.

All four daily Emirates flights from New Zealand to Dubai will provide direct connections at Dubai with the Kabul service.

The route will be operated by an Airbus A340-500 configured in a three cabin configuration, offering 12 First Class, 42 Business Class and 204 Economy Class seats.

"Emirates has identified a demand for a premium service airline offering between Dubai and Kabul," said Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations East. "With this new route Emirates will be able to offer passengers travelling to and from the city excellent global connections via Dubai, combined with the award-winning product and service the airline is renowned for. This includes operating the only First Class cabin between Dubai and Kabul.

"We expect the flight to be particularly popular with corporate business travellers, as well as Afghan nationals returning home to visit friends and family. It will also present a new opportunity for cargo operations to the country, particularly for the shipment of pharmaceuticals, perishable foodstuffs and construction materials."

Kabul will be the 138th destination on the Emirates route network, following shortly after the commencement of services to Clark, Philippines, on October 1, Conakry, Guinea, on October 27and Sialkot, Pakistan, on November 5.

Tickets on this route are available for sale with immediate effect from travel agents or Emirates ticket offices. For further information about Emirates, visit www.emirates.com/nz .

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