Emirates takes advantage of boycott against Ethiopian Airlines

Several Ethiopian media organizations have recently called for boycott of Ethiopian Airlines as part of the civil resistance campaign against the genocidal junta in Ethiopia. To those of you who are asking for an alternative, here is an answer for you. Emirates Airlines has just announced that it is slashing its fares for Ethiopian passengers. So if you care to punish the Woyanne junta for the atrocities it is committing against the people of Ethiopia, and at the same time save some money, when you fly to Ethiopia next time, use Emirates Airlines.

Emirates Offers Special Fares to Ethiopian Customers

(NewBusinessEthiopoia.com) One of the world’s fastest growing airlines, Emirate, has announced special fares to Ethiopian customers to a wide range of destinations across Europe and America.

Emirates’ special Economy Class fares to the United States include: Seattle from 1123 US dollars, Dallas from 1,123 US dollars, New York from 1,273 US dollars, Los Angeles from 1,673 US dollars and Houston from 1,672 US dollars. European cities on offer include Rome from 694 US dollars, Milan from 692 US dollars, Venice from 692 US dollars, Geneva from 694 US dollars, Zurich from 716 US dollars, Amsterdam from 710 US dollars, Frankfurt from 749 US dollars and Paris from 774 US dollars.

In addition to the special fares, Emirates has also announced a special stopover offer, with free hotel accommodation for Economy Class passengers transiting for 8 hours or more until June 30, 2012.

Fares to America are valid for ticketing on or before May 31st 2012 for travel on or before June 30th 2012. Fares to Europe are valid for travel and ticketing on or before June 10th 2012.

Unveiling the new fares and stopover offer, Emirates Country Manager for Ethiopia, Abdalla Al Zamani said the offer was part of the airline’s mission to make travel as comfortable and affordable as possible for Ethiopian customers this summer.

“Emirates is committed to the Ethiopian market and to providing our customers with outstanding value for money and the most attractive travel experience available. Our free stopover offer and special fares to some of Emirates’ most popular destinations represent a very significant saving, meaning that there has never been a better time to book a holiday, business trip or to visit friends or relatives overseas,” he said.

All fares are quoted on a return basis, are inclusive of all taxes and can be purchased from Emirates sales offices or through authorized travel agents.
“By offering these discounted fares and free accommodation to passengers with a transit time of 8 hours or more, Emirates is demonstrating its investment in the total passenger experience and to ensuring that it is the airline of choice for all,” said Mr Al Zamani.

Emirates serves 123 cities around the globe with a young and technologically advanced fleet of 169 aircraft to support the expansion of its international routes. Operations on Emirates connect Ethiopia to the world through the airline’s route network, with extensive connections to Europe, the Americas, the Far East, Australia and India Subcontinent.

Since its launch in 1985, Emirates airline has received more than 300 international awards in recognition of its efforts to provide unsurpassed levels of customer service. The airline says that Emirates operates out of Dubai with no government protection or subsidies and in an environment that does not restrict competition.