10 October 2008

Emirates Airlines is set to increase the number of its flights from Dubai to Istanbul to 11 a week. The Arab air carrier will schedule two more additional flights every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, said Bahar Ahmet Birinci, Emirates regional director for Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria. Birinci said the Dubai-Istanbul was the most lucrative route among European destinations with a 87 per cent occupancy rate.

“We are targeting to carry 90,000 people on this route and a EUR 27 million turnover,” Birinci said.