- Chidozie Uzoezie
Network Expansion: Emirates to Launch New Service to Porto
Emirates will launch new four times weekly service between Dubai and Portugal’s second largest city, Porto from 2 July 2019.
Porto will become Emirates’ second destination in Portugal after its capital, Lisbon, which the airline currently serves with two flights a day.
The flight will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays by a Boeing 777-300ER with 8 private suites in First Class, 42 Business Class seats and 310 Economy Class seats.
The flight will depart Dubai as EK197 at 0915hrs and arrive Porto at 1430hrs. Flight EK198 will depart Porto at 1735hrs and land in Dubai at 0415hrs the next morning.
The schedule will enable travellers to easily connect to popular destinations, such as Luanda, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney, amongst others.
Situated along the coast and on the Douro River, Porto is world famous for its Port wine production and historical city centre, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Besides offering a rich cultural heritage and variety of tourist attractions, Porto is also an important trade and industrial city, attracting business travellers.