Nairobi: September 09, 2011: Emirates, the world’s fastest growing international airline, has announced special fares to several destinations including Europe, the Americas, Indian Sub Continent, Middle East and Australasia.
Effectively, the airline has reduced its fares by up to 49 per cent as it seeks to strengthen its position in the Kenyan market.
Unveiling the new fares, Emirates Regional Manager for East Africa Essa Sulaiman Ahmad said the offer was part of the airline’s endeavour to bring the best in travel options to its passengers travelling to any of Emirates’ 114 destinations.
“We are happy to announce the new set of fares that will enable Kenyans travelling on Emirates flights a considerable percentage off fares. At Emirates we are committed to making travel as attractive and affordable as possible for our passengers and we have included some of our most popular destinations in this promotion,” he said.
Emirates' special fares destinations include: Mumbai from $600, Istanbul from $615 and Geneva, Zurich and Paris from $710. Other destinations included Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Auckland and Christ Church city from $2290; Guangzhou, Hong Kong AND Shanghai from $999; Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul from $2090; Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto and Sao Paulo from $1590; New York City from $1200; Bangkok from $890; and London from $790.
All prices quoted are for return fares and can be purchased from Emirates sales offices or through authorized travel agents until 30 September 2011 for travels through December 31.
At the same time, Emirates has announced an increase to its free baggage allowances provided to passengers - up to 30 percent extra for economy class fliers. The change is effective for all tickets issued on or after May 4.
The new allowance has been implemented across the airline's network of 114 destinations globally with Economy Class passengers now being able to check in 30kg of luggage before being charged, an increase of 10kg. Similar increases have seen the limits raised to 40kg for Business and 50kg for First.
“By discounting our fares and increasing our baggage allowances, Emirates is demonstrating its investment in the total passenger experience and is ensuring that it is the airline of choice for all,” said Ahmad.
More information on the promotions, terms and conditions can be found by visiting the local Emirates sales office, or online at www.emirates.com/kenya.