Emirates today launched a new four times weekly service between Portugal’s second largest city Porto and Dubai and will start the route from 2 July 2019.
The link will become Emirates’ second destination in Portugal after its capital, Lisbon, which the airline serves with two flights a day. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three class cabin configuration.
The flight between Dubai and Porto will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and the schedule enables travellers to easily and conveniently connect to Emirates’ flights from Dubai International Airport.
Emirates president, Sir Tim Clark said: “Porto is currently enjoying increased levels of tourism, which is also reflective of the growth in the number of visitors to Portugal as a whole.
“The introduction of this new flight, along with our twice daily Lisbon service, will help meet this growing demand from both leisure and business travellers, as well as provide them with more choice, flexibility and connectivity when travelling to and from Portugal.”
The new service will also enable Emirates SkyCargo to offer up to 18 tonnes of cargo capacity on the flight, giving local businesses the opportunity to increase their exports such as garments, shoes, automotive parts and cork.