DHAKA: Emirates, one of the leading airlines of the world, launched flights to Barcelona as part of a tripling of services to Spain on Tuesday.
The airline’s daily flight to Madrid went double daily on 1st July and coupled with the brand new Barcelona route, the carrier now offers three flights a day into the country.
A VIP delegation traveled to Barcelona in the inaugural flight. On arrival, the flight was accorded a water cannon salute at the airport. Emirates Area Manager in Barcelona hosted a reception dinner for the local guest in the evening.
EK 185 will depart Dubai at 0655hrs and arrive in Barcelona at 1200hrs. EK 186 will take off daily from Barcelona at 1640hrs and land in Dubai at 0100hrs the following day.
“Connecting Spain to our network with three flights a day from what was a daily flight to Madrid is a major boost to our operations and underscores our commitment to the Spanish market” said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe and Russian Federation.
Emirates will serve Barcelona with a 777-300ER offering 360 in a three-class configuration.
Staffed by highly trained, multi-lingual cabin crew, the aircraft offers luxurious First Class Private Suites, lie-flat seats in Business Class and a new generation of comfort in Economy Class.
While relaxing and enjoying gourmet chef prepared food, passengers can lose themselves in over 600 channels of movies, TV programmes, games and music featured on the ice entertainment system.
Bangladeshis living in or traveling to Barcelona will be benefited from the new Emirates service.
The Emirates presently operates to 124 destinations in 73 countries in 6 continents.
BDST: 2025 HRS, JUL 05, 2012
Edited by:Mohammed Humayun Kabir, Sr Newsroom Editor / M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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