Emirates has announced it will start services to Pakistani city of Multan from 1st August. Multan, one of the world’s oldest cities, Pakistan’s fifth largest city in terms of population and it will benefit from four weekly flights with a Boeing 777-300 that offers 310 seats in Economy Class, 54 in Business Class and can carry to 23 tonnes of cargo.
Sitting on the banks of the Chenab River in the province of Punjab, Multan has a rich history as a cultural and trade hub, but it is also renowned for its famous agricultural products such as cotton, wheat, sugar cane, citrus, mangoes, pomegranates and guavas.
Multan is also an industrial and commercial centre, well connected with other industrial cities such as Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Quetta and Gujranwala.
Ahmed Khoory, senior vice president commercial operations West Asia and Indian Ocean, declared: “As we get close to celebrating 30 years of services to Pakistan, we’re reminded of our strong bond with the country.”
“The addition of frequencies to Karachi and the introduction of Multan will make Pakistan Emirates’ fourth most highly served country on our international network, with 80 return flights a week operating between Dubai and Pakistan.”
“Furthermore, not only will Emirates be the first airline to offer wide-body premium cabin service to Multan, but this new destination will help enhance global trade and improve economic opportunities in the region, providing additional travel options to Pakistanis wanting to connect with friends and family throughout our network of over 140 destinations worldwide.”