Emirates, a global enabler of trade and business, have recently expanded its Scandinavian reach with the start of its daily non-stop service to Oslo.
Emirates’ daily flight to Oslo, operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, is the first international service to offer a First Class product in Norway.
The inaugural flight was welcomed by Avinor CEO Dag Falk-Petersen, along with partners from the travel trade and local media.
A contingent of Norwegian business leaders based in Dubai also accompanied senior Emirates representatives on the inaugural flight.
It is estimated that over 1,200 Norwegians currently reside in the United Arab Emirates.
Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer says: “Our new service to Oslo will play an important role in developing new opportunities for major Norwegian industries through enhanced connectivity via the Dubai hub.”
“We also anticipate healthy demand for our First Class product, which is aligned with the needs of our corporate travelers out of Norway. We consistently invest in and refine our product, and our suites have set the industry standard by providing passengers an exceptional level of privacy coupled with attentive luxury details,” Antinori continues.
CEO of Avinor, Dag Falk-Petersen says: “The new direct route with Emirates facilitates for a host of new travel opportunities to Asia and Australia with only one stop, and provides faster connections to destinations such as Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.”
Emirates’ new daily flight to Oslo departs Dubai as EK159 at 0700hrs* and arrives at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen at 1210hrs*.
The return flight, EK160 departs at 1355hrs* and arrives at Dubai International Airport at 2250hrs*.
Emirates will further expand in Europe with the launch of Brussels on 5th September. This will be closely followed by Budapest on 27th October.
For flight information and bookings contact Emirates on 1300 303 777 or www.emirates.com/au