Travelbiz E-Zine
3
February
2023

Emirates Agent Appreciation Lunch at the Ivy

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Airline of the Year – Best long-haul airline originating from Ireland: Emirates

Airline of the Year – Best Business Class: Emirates

Celebrating their very recent Irish Travel Industry Awards, new Country Manager for the airline in Ireland, Thani Al Ansari, welcomed the trade this week at the Emirates trade appreciation lunch in Dublin’s Ivy restaurant. Along with Anita Thomas and Filippo Rocchi, the Emirates team thanked the trade for their amazing support as we tucked into a beautiful lunch with fine wines and bubbles to celebrate the day.

Travelbiz would like to thank Thani, Anita, Filippo and all the amazing Emirates team in Ireland for their trade support and look forward to a record breaking 2023.

Emirates will ramp up frequencies to Hong Kong with a daily non-stop service from its Dubai hub, starting from 29 March 2023, adding to its existing daily flight from Dubai to Hong Kong via Bangkok and increasing the airline’s operations in the market up to 14 weekly flights.

The resumed service will provide more capacity, choice, and flexibility for people travelling from Ireland, with double daily departures between Dublin and Dubai connecting with the Hong Kong route.

By bringing back its Dubai-Hong Kong flight EK380/EK381, Emirates is responding to the growing demand on the route and offering travellers the choice to fly non-stop or break their journeys in Bangkok.

Tickets can be booked on emirates.com, the Emirates App, or via travel agents. Travellers are also encouraged to check the latest entry requirements.

As one of Emirates’ key Asian destinations, the airline reaffirms its commitment to supporting Hong Kong’s post-pandemic recovery, increasing capacity to serve travellers originating from Dubai or connecting in Dubai from other cities in its global network. Throughout the pandemic, Emirates has supported the market’s local community by maintaining the trade links between Hong Kong and other strategic markets within its network, successfully transporting imports and exports through its airfreight division, Emirates SkyCargo.

Emirates also provides increased connectivity for travellers to additional destinations beyond Hong Kong through its interline agreements with Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Airlines, among others.

The Emirates A380 experience remains highly sought after by travellers for its spacious and comfortable cabins, and signature products that offer travellers the best experiences in the sky like the Onboard Lounge, First Class suites and Shower Spa. The A380 experience is always rounded off by award-winning hospitality, regional culinary creations and authentic tastes, and the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice, with more than 5,000 channels of on-demand entertainment at every customer’s fingertips.

Emirates currently deploys its flagship A380 to 40 destinations worldwide including London Heathrow, Sydney, and Houston. The airline’s iconic double-decker will be serving nearly 50 destinations by the end of this summer.

Operated by an Airbus A380 aircraft, Emirates’ flight EK380 will depart Dubai at 10:45hrs and arrive in Hong Kong at 22:00hrs. The return flight EK381 will depart from Hong Kong at 00:35hrs and arrive in Dubai at 05:00hrs. All times are local.

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