- Sep 11, 2010
Emirates, 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 Issa Suleiman Ahmad said the offer was part of the airline's Endeavour to bring the best to its travelers travelling to any of Emirates' 114 destinations. "We are happy to announce our new fares that will enable Kenyans travelling on Emirates flights find it considerable. At Emirates we are committed to making travel more affordable and we have included some of our destinations in this promotion," he said. Emirates' special fares destinations include: Mumbai from $600, Istanbul from $615 and Geneva, Zurich and Paris from $710. Others 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. Emirates has also made an increase to its free baggage allowances provided to passengers - up to 30 percent extra for economy class fliers. The changes are effective for all tickets issued on or after May 4. Also, passengers on 114 destinations can check in with 40kg of luggage before being charged. 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.