Emirates to launch services to Multan from August 1st, 2015

Multan, June 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): Khalid S Bardan, Vice President of Commercial Operation Centre in Pakistan has said that Emirates, a global connector of people and places would launch services to the ancient city of Multan , its sixth destination in Pakistan with effect from August Ist,2015. Emirates will operate four weekly flights with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a two-class configuration, offering 54 seats in Business Class and 183 in Economy Class.

He was talking to the member of Executive Committee of Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) chaired by Mian Iqbal Hassan President of the chamber. He agreed to facilitate the member of Multan Chamber like member of other chambers i.e. Sialkot, Faisalabad, Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.

He assured that Emirate would provide transport facility for fresh fruits like Mango, Citrus and perishable items like vegetables for their early and quick disposal to the destination on concessional rates. On the request of concession in fare, Mr. Bardan said that it would be possible in due course of time. He said that we have a close contact between the exporters, importers, traders and other member of the business community.

“Pakistan was the first country Emirates flew to just over 28 years ago”, said Bardan. “Since then the airline has steadily grown its network and continued to link the Pakistani community to the UAE as well as to worldwide destinations, making it easier to connect with friends, family and trade opportunities.

Dubai and Pakistan have very close links due to the large community of Pakistanis living in the region and the level of trade between the UAE and Pakistan.” Mian Iqbal Hassan President of MCCI said “Having Emirates commence operations here will boost the regional economy, and offers Emirates passengers a convenient new entry point to Pakistan through our modern and efficiently run facility.”

Multan is a gateway to central Asian states and is a capital of South Punjab located in the South-west of the Punjab province in Pakistan. The city is renowned as a city of spiritual saints (Madinah-tul-Aulia) and this zone produces 80 percent of cotton and most delicious mangoes, ceramics and leather garments.

Alamgir Jamil Khan Senior Vice President said that we would remain in contact with the Emirates officials and we are optimistic that the airlines would announce concessional fare for the member of Multan Chamber in due course of time. The meeting was also attended by Shahid Tariq Bhatti, Senior sales Executive, Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Sales Manager, Syed Sohail Ahmed Cargo Manager of Emirates, Khurram Javed Secretary General of MCCI.

For more information, contact:
Multan Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (MCCI)
Sharah-e-Evan-e-Tijarat-o-Sanat, Multan
Tel: +92-61-451 7087, 454 3530
Fax: +92-61-457 0463
Email: mccimultan@gmail.com, mcci@yahoo.com, mcci@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.mcci.org.pk