The new service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER in a two-class configuration, featuring 42 Business Class and 310 Economy Class seats, and belly-hold cargo capacity of up to 20 tonnes.Emirates’ chief commercial officer, Adnan Kazim said: “Emirates shares a special bond with Bangladesh that goes back 33 years, and our new service is a testament to the country’s significance on Emirates’ global network. With this service, the large diaspora of Bangladeshis, especially in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UK, USA and Italy will benefit from a more varied and flexible schedule, as well as smooth and seamless connectivity from Dubai. Our fourth daily will also encourage Bangladeshis to explore the world more, and it robustly supports the country’s tourism, business, commerce and trade.”
Flight EK588 will depart Dubai at 22:30hrs and arrive in Dhaka at 5:20hrs next day. The return flight EK589 will depart Dhaka at 8:00hrs and arrive in Dubai at 11:00hrs. The service has been timed to create convenient connections to cities including London, Rome, Frankfurt, Porto, New York, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Emirates has gradually grown its services to Dhaka over the years – from two weekly services in 1986 to three daily services in 2013 to keep up with customer demand. During the last 33 years, the airline has flown over 9.9 million passengers between Dubai and Dhaka.