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Fly to UK. Take the wife free!

November 23, 2004 12:03 IST

Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, has announced a special companion offer on their wide range of passenger services from India to the United Kingdom and mainland Europe via Dubai.

All first-class and business class passengers travelling from India to the UK/Europe via Dubai will be eligible for a complimentary companion ticket in the same class of travel. The offer is valid till March 31, 2005.

This 'companion offer' to UK/Europe, combined with the companion offer and special fares offer to New York, is a 'double treat from Emirates to its passengers for this festive season,' Emirates said in a media release on Tuesday.

In addition to the companion fares offer, first- and business-class passengers can also avail of special discounted fares for return travel to the UK/Europe.

These fares can be purchased from any travel agent and are valid for travel until December 31, 2004.

Announcing the offer, Abdulla Nasser Abdulla Hussain, Emirates' vice president (India & Nepal), said, "The festive season towards the end of the year is always witness to an increase in both inbound and outbound travel. This year, we expect a growth in the number of people opting to travel abroad and the UK and mainland Europe, with their scenic locations and rich history, beckons the Indian traveller to make them holiday destinations." 

Companion Fares till March 31, 2005 (UK)


Business Class

First Class

Mumbai/Delhi to UK

Rs 172,000

Rs 242,450

Chennai to UK

Rs 191,070

Rs 259,755

Hyderabad to UK

Rs 188,205

Rs 258,655

Kochi to UK

Rs 192,835

Rs 263,285


Companion Fares till March 31, 2005 (Europe)


Business Class

First Class

Mumbai/Delhi to Europe

Rs 159,630

Rs 216,730

Chennai to Europe

Rs 179,459

Rs 235,015

Hyderabad to Europe

Rs 175,835

Rs 232,935

Kochi to Europe

Rs 180,465

Rs 237,565

 Emirates' currently operates 43 non-stop weekly flights from India to Dubai with 19 from Mumbai, 7 from Delhi, 8 from Hyderabad, 5 from Kochi and 4 from Chennai.

Emirates offers five UK gateway airports to its passengers: London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

In mainland Europe, the airline offers services to a wide range of cities across France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta and Cyprus, Austria and Russia.