Dubai-based Emirates Airline this week announced it will begin daily, non-stop flights to Clark International Airport from October 1, 2013, making it the airline’s second destination in the Philippines.
Emirates has been operating flights to Manila since 1990, and has continued to increase its flight frequency on the route to its current triple daily, non-stop service.
“There has always been a growing demand for Emirates’ services since we connected Manila with Dubai and our constantly expanding network on six continents. The launch of flights between Clark International Airport and Dubai will offer our passengers the flexibility of choosing from two destinations in the Philippines,” said Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline.
Operated by a two-class Boeing 777-300ER, EK338 will depart Dubai at 0400hrs and arrive at Clark International Airport at 1640hrs. The return flight, EK339 will depart at 1835hrs and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 2305hrs.
With the new daily flight to Clark, Emirates SkyCargo will be able to provide more than 160 tonnes of additional cargo hold capacity each way per week, further supporting Philippine exports of perishables such as dairy products, fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood, as well as electrical and electronic equipment. Imports of textiles, apparel, plants, flowers and chemical products will be supported as well.
Central Luzon, where Clark is situated, is host to the country’s fastest-growing economic zones, the Clark Freeport Zone and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. It is also home to 17 million people.
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