Award-winning Dubai-based airline Emirates is launching flights to Geneva on 1st June 2011. This will be Emirates’ second destination in Switzerland after Zurich, and planes will fly directly between Dubai and Geneva on a daily basis.
This is great news for Business and First Class travellers wanting to fly between Dubai and Geneva, as the two aircraft on this route have three classes of cabin. The aircraft taking to the skies will be a Boeing 777-200LR and a Boeing 777-300ER with 8 Private Suites in First Class and 35 lie-flat seats in Business Class.
The Geneva route should be popular with business travellers in the banking and financial sectors ad Geneva is one of the most important financial cities in the world.
Geneva is Emirates’ 111th international destination and the 26th destination in Europe. Geneva is also the home to over 300 international governmental and non-governmental organisations, such as the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Emirates added Switzerland to its network in 1992 and the airline currently offers two daily flights between Dubai and Zurich.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group commented, “Our research has shown that there is a high demand for this route from across our network, from both the business sector, particularly financial, and the leisure travellers who are looking for both summer relaxation and winter sports.”
From June 1st 2011, flight EK 089 will leave Dubai each day at 0855hrs and arrive in Geneva at 1410hrs. EK 090 will depart from Geneva every day at 1540hrs, arriving in Dubai at 2359hrs.
Passengers in Business and First Class can expect Emirates’ award-winning ICE Digital Widescreen inflight entertainment system, which features over 1,200 channels of the latest blockbuster movies, TV programmes and music from around the world.
First Class Private Suites have an electrically operated sliding door, a personal mini-bar, adjustable ambient lighting, and a vanity table, mirror and wardrobe.
Every seat has a built-in massage system, with adjustable speed and intensity. If you would like to sleep, the cabin crew will convert the seat into a fully flat bed with a mattress. Each Private Suite has a wall-mounted big-screen TV and a privacy divider which can be lowered so that you can talk to the person next to you. Best of all, you can eat whenever you like with the on-demand food service- simply order a meal from the a la carte menu at any time.
In Business Class the seat can be reclined to become a flat-bed up to 79 inches long. The seats are equipped with personal storage, built-in mini bar, massage features and a privacy divider. Business travellers will be pleased to know the seat comes with a power supply for laptops along with an extra-large table provide a comfortable workspace.