Emirates Airlines has just recently announced its plans to launch direct services to Tokyo, Japan’s capital city and one of the world’s foremost economic centers. Tokyo will now serve as Emirate Airlines’ 102nd international destination, following the recent launch of operations to Durban and Luanda in October of 2009. Now with the introduction of flights to Tokyo, Emirates will be able to offer two nonstop services between Japan and Dubai, as the airline already operates daily services to Osaka.

Emirates will fly nonstop to Tokyo five times a week on every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting March 28, 210. The services will be operated by a state of the art Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. It will be offering a three class configuration of eight First Class Private Suites, 42 Business and 304 Economy Class seats.

Emirates passengers from the United States can connect to Tokyo flight EK 319 in Dubai through EK202 from new York, Ek216 from Los Angeles, EK212 from Houston, or even EK226 from San Francisco. Emirates’ longstanding partnership with Japan Airlines will be expanded to include a code share on the new Dubai Tokyo Dubai services. The flight will be identified with Emirates’ EK code, as well as with Japan Airlines’ JL code.

The chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airlines, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said that Emirates is delighted to announce the introduction of direct, nonstop services between Dubai and Tokyo. He noted that they have always stated their desire to expand their links with Japan, which is a market they are extensively committed to.