Direct Emirates Flights between Haneda & Dubai Mark 3rd Japan Route after Kansai & Narita

Direct Emirates Flights between Haneda & Dubai Mark 3rd Japan Route after Kansai & Narita

Emirate A380 at Narita Airport.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based Emirates Airlines (IATA code: EK) will begin flying direct between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Dubai International Airport on a daily basis starting June 3.

The schedule will be as below:

Depart from Haneda: 1:30 a.m.

Arrive at Dubai: 7:05 a.m.

Depart from Dubai: 9:40 a.m.

Arrive at Haneda: 12:01 a.m. (the following day)

Emirates will be using a Boeing 777-200LR for the direct flights, with seating for 266 divided among three seat classes.

This is the carrier's third route linking Japan with Dubai following routes to Kansai Airport outside Osaka and Narita Airport outside Tokyo. An Emirates spokesperson said, "We are confident that the demand in terms of both passengers and cargo is strong... (Emirates will offer travelers from Japan) flexibility on the route to Dubai and onwards to over 70 destinations in the Indian Ocean, Middle East, Africa and Europe." He added that the airline expects the three routes will be successful. Emirates plans to enter a code-sharing arrangement with Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) on the new route, as the two companies already do on both of the other Japan-Dubai routes.

In May 2012, bilateral aviation talks between Japan and the UAE produced an agreement that included raising the number of landing slots at Haneda Airport. Starting with the summer 2013 schedule, the countries' airlines are allowed seven weekly passenger flights on the Haneda-Dubai route and seven a week on the Haneda-Abu Dhabi route, along with six weekly cargo flights connecting Haneda with either Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Late night and early morning landing slots (between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.) are limited at Haneda Airport.