Dubai - Lisbon with Emirates
Emirates launches daily flights between Dubai and Lisbon, from 9 to July 2012.
The flights will be operated daily with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft in 3 classes. The EK191 race departs from Dubai at 09: 15 and reaches Lisbon at 14: 45 (local time). The EK192 return flight departs from Lisbon at 17: 55 and lands in Dubai at 04: 35 (local time).
Through Dubai's hub, Emirates connects many Portuguese-speaking areas such as India, Angola, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Brazil and Hong Kong.
Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, said that Lisbon has been on the company's agenda for some time, with Emirates becoming the only airline in the Middle East to fly to Portugal.
The new service strengthens the links between Portugal and the United Arab Emirates. Portugal opened the embassy in the United Arab Emirates in 2010, and the United Arab Emirates opened the embassy in Lisbon in 2011.