Even before its aircraft touched down in Warsaw for the first time, the effect of Emirates Airline’s entry in the long-haul market from Poland could be felt with average competitor prices decreasing significantly. The launch ceremony in Warsaw last week was led by Thierry Antinori, VP Passenger Sales Worldwide; and Michał Marzec, Warsaw Airport’s CEO.
- Emirates Airline inaugurated services from its Dubai (DXB) base to Warsaw (WAW) on 6 February. The Polish airport, which for a long time was neglected by MEB3 carriers, now enjoys daily A330-200-operated flights by Emirates in addition to the Doha service, which was launched by Qatar Airways with four-weekly, A320-operated frequencies in December 2012, but was since upgraded to daily. Interestingly, Emirates is only the second – after LOT Polish Airlines – carrier to deploy wide-body equipment to Warsaw, and the only airline to offer first class cabin service.