Emirates launches lower fares


May 27, 2011 – Dubai-based international carrier Emirates Airline has announced a revision of fares for its key Nairobi-Dubai route. A return Economy class airfare to Dubai now starts at as low as USD595, an 18 per cent discount. The new fare is available for all bookings made in Kenya and will be valid until June 15, 2011.

Commenting on the special offer, Emirates Regional Manager for East Africa Essa Sulaiman Ahmad said: “Dubai is popular destination with Kenyan business and leisure travelers. The new fare will not only stimulate travel but also allow passengers to plan their journey in the months ahead. Furthermore, this initiative reinforces our commitment to the Kenyan market. Whether customers are travelling on business or for leisure, these offers will enable them to experience Emirates’ world-class service and extensive global network for even a better value.”

“We believe it is the right time to revise our fares and pass on the benefit of lower fuel prices to our passengers. We promised our customers from the outset that we would eliminate the surcharge as soon as it was commercially viable and this has now been done. The removal of this surcharge reflects our long-standing commitment to our customers. We’ll, however, continue to closely monitor the situation,” Mr. Ahmad said.

At the same time, Emirates is offering its First and Business passengers from Nairobi, a 50% discount on sale of the second ticket. The companion fare offer is valid for two passengers travelling together for the entire journey in First or Business Class, confirmed on the same booking.

The offer is available to Business Class passengers travelling from Nairobi to any of the Emirates’ over 111 destinations across the globe. However, the offer is only available to First Class passenger ending their journeys in Dubai.

“At Emirates, we are always seeking opportunities to enhance the experiences of our customers and the companion offer is one such initiative.  We always receive an overwhelming response for our offers and this encourages us to introduce more initiatives,” he added.

Mr. Ahmad said that the special companion fare provided a great opportunity for Emirates’ business and leisure customers to experience the world renowned luxury of Emirates First and Business Class, adding that all kinds of Emirates facilities would be made available to them.

Passengers on Emirates’ flights from Nairobi can enjoy signature innovations onboard, including the award-winning ice (information, communication, entertainment) inflight entertainment system, which features an unrivalled choice of 1,200 channels of the latest blockbuster movies, TV programmes and music from around the world.

“We will offer our First and Business Class customers chauffeur-driven service to the airport; a dedicated priority check-in desk, extra baggage allowance and access to our executive airport lounges. Their Skywards account will also be credited with the full amount of miles,” he said.

Emirates is one of the largest international air carriers in Kenya with 14 weekly flights operating to Dubai from Nairobi.

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