04 January 2006

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Emirates set to start second Japanese route

Facing strong demand for its services in the Far East, Emirates is set to launch non-stop services to Nagoya, its second destination in Japan, on 1st June 2006. Initially Emirates will serve Nagoya four times a week, escalating the service to a daily from 1 July 2006.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman said: “The launch of our services to Nagoya, is a further evidence of Emirates’ commitment to both the Japanese market and to our customers worldwide.”
He added: “Trade and tourism ties between the Middle East and Japan are flourishing. We intend to bring Japan closer to the Middle East, Africa and Europe by further catalyzing and boosting economic partnerships.”
From 1 June, Emirates’ EK314 will fly non-stop every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 02:25 hours from Dubai to arrive at Nagoya’s Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) at 17:20 hours. EK315 will return on the same day at 23:30 hours to arrive in Dubai at 05:30 hours next morning. All timings are UAE.
The route will be operated by Emirates’ wide-bodied Boeing 777-200, offering a total capacity of 290 seats and 18 tonnes of cargo payloads. From 1st September, the route will be served by Emirates’ ultra-modern Airbus A340-500 operating on the same daily schedule.
Nagoya is a centre for cutting-edge technology in automobiles, aviation, machine tools, fine ceramics, robotics, and a major production centre for Japan's furniture and textiles – all industries which are expected to benefit from Emirates SkyCargo’s services.
Nagoya claims a special position as an industrial hub and a rural haven, with gems such as the Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Art Museum, Atsuta Shrine, and Osu Kannon Temple attracting a large number of tourists. The city is also home to Nagoya Port, one of Japan's largest ports, which has been redeveloped in recent years as a leisure district.
Emirates began services to Osaka on 1st October 2002 with four weekly services to Kansai International Airport.
Emirates SkyCargo currently carries automobile parts and spares, consumer electronics, and office equipments such as fax and copiers from Japan to the Middle East, Europe and Africa. To Japan, the cargo division transports a variety of perishable foods, frozen salmon and tuna, cut flowers, nuts, carpets and pet food.

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