Copenhagen gets competition as airline expands Nordic presence
Emirates is reportedly preparing to launch a new direct between Dubai and Stockholm Arlanda next summer. It is understood that it will be a daily service, scheduled for debut on 3 June 2013. There is as yet no official announcement about the new route from the airline, but it is known that the company had been working on the establishment of a new route either to Oslo or to Stockholm.
Planning for the new route is supposedly so advanced that agreements with handling companies, among others, have already been signed and route numbers set – named as EK157 and 158.
Emirates appears to be turbocharging its route expansions in Scandinavia, encouraged by the success of its flights to Copenhagen, which launched in August 2011. The airline previously announced an upgrade on the route from February 2013, deploying a Boeing 777-300 ER.
[photo courtesy Emirates]