Emirates launches 24th gateway in Africa

Posing for a commemorative picture in Conakry were Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’ VP Commercial Operations Northern and Western Africa; Khalid Ghanem Al Ghaith, UAE Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs; AlHassane Souare, Guinean Ambassador to the UAE; Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional SVP Commercial Operations West; and Duncan Christopher Watson, Emirates’ VP Cargo Commercial.

Posing for a commemorative picture in Conakry were Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’ VP Commercial Operations Northern and Western Africa; Khalid Ghanem Al Ghaith, UAE Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs; AlHassane Souare, Guinean Ambassador to the UAE; Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional SVP Commercial Operations West; and Duncan Christopher Watson, Emirates’ VP Cargo Commercial.

  • Emirates continued to expand its coverage of the African continent, as it launched services to its 24th gateway there last week. Beginning on 28 October, the carrier commenced four times weekly flights on the 7,500-kilometre route from its Dubai (DXB) hub to Conakry (CKY) in the Republic of Guinea. Situated on the Atlantic coast of Africa, Conakry is the nation’s economic, financial and cultural centre, home to an estimated population of two million people, almost a quarter of Guinea’s total population. Emirates’ Conakry service, which is linked to its existing Dakar operation, provides new opportunities for business and leisure travellers in Guinea and Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional SVP Commercial Operations West, commented: “We are confident our new service can contribute to Guinea’s continued economic growth and development by opening new conduits for trade and investment, through our growing worldwide network. We would like to thank the Guinean authorities for their support and look forward to working with our partners and suppliers here in Conakry.” A340-300 in a three-class configuration is deployed to operate the new African link.

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