Emirates Airline arrives in Afghanistan, makes Kabul its 138th global destination
Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
Emirates, a global connector of people and places has commenced its newest service, to Kabul the capital of Afghanistan.
Emirates flight EK 640 touched down in Kabul International Khwaja Rawash Airport at 13:15 hours on 4 December. On board was a VIP delegation including Dr Najibullah Mojadidi, Afghanistan Ambassador in UAE; Atiqullah Atifmal, Afghan Consul General in Dubai, Yousif Ali, UAE Ambassador to Afghanistan; Abdullah Suwaidan - Deputy Director, Inward Missions – Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing; Adel Al Redha, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Emirates Airline; and Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations - Centre, Emirates. The flight was greeted on its arrival in Kabul by a senior delegation from Afghanistan including; Dr. Daoud Ali Najafi, Minister of Transport Afghanistan; Captain Hamid Zaher Ustaz, Technical and Operations Deputy Minister; Ghulam Nabi Farahi, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture and Tourism; Malik Quraishi, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Allahnoor Sailab - Area Manager Afghanistan, Emirates.
Kabul is the 138th destination on the Emirates route network, and Afghanistan is the 78th country it serves.
The route is 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 is the only airline which offers First Class from Dubai to Kabul.