Pullmantur and Emirates to operate 16,000 seats on flights for debut Middle East winter season

Pullmantur's Richard J. Vogel and Emirates' Fernando Suarez ink a long-term agreement Pullmantur's Richard J. Vogel and Emirates' Fernando Suarez ink a long-term agreement

Pullmantur Cruises and Emirates have reached an agreement to operate 16,000 airline seats on four A380 scheduled daily flights between Spain (Madrid and Barcelona) and Dubai to link in with the line's new Middle East winter 2018/19 cruise itineraries.

Pullmantur's Horizon will visit Dubai (two days), Abu Dhabi, Khasab, Muscat and Fujairah.

In total, the Spanish brand will sail 13 week-long itineraries from December 8, 2018, to March 3, 2019.

It's the first time Pullmantur will operate in this area.

President & ceo of Pullmantur Cruceros, Richard J. Vogel, sees this as a very positive partnership: 'We are very pleased to sign this partnership with Emirates, one of the most renowned and cutting-edge airlines in the world.'

He also added: 'since it is a long-term agreement, we are contributing to stability, which is fundamental for travel agents, our passengers and, of course, ourselves.'

Vogel added, 'Our guests will receive exceptional care [with Emirates], something which is hugely important for us since their experience begins from the moment they leave their homes; achieving maximum satisfaction is one of our priorities.'
 
Fernando Suarez de Góngora, gm of Emirates in Spain, said, 'we are delighted that Pullmantur Cruceros has entrusted us with air transport between Spain and Dubai, our home.'

Pullmantur Cruceros and Iberia reached an agreement which sees the airline offering more than 90,000 seats on flights between April 23 and October 29 to ports of embarkation outside Spain.

 

 

Posted 11 June 2018

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