July 06, 2015: Emirates will launch a new service to Mashhad, Iran from September 01 2015, marking its second gateway into the country. Emirates will operate to Mashhad with five weekly services utilizing an Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Emirates SkyCargo will offer 17 tonnes of cargo capacity each way between Dubai and Mashhad on the A330-200. Popular commodities are expected to be saffron, nuts, fruits, leather and personal effects.
Emirates services to Mashhad will depart on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from Dubai as EK967 at 0410hrs arriving at Mashhad International Airport at 0700hrs*. The return flight, EK968 will depart Mashhad International Airport at 0845hrs* arriving in Dubai at 1045hrs.
Timings have been scheduled to facilitate convenient onward connections via Dubai from points in the GCC, India and major cities like Bangkok in the Far East. Furthermore, the new flights introduce convenient connections from major European cities such as Stockholm and points across the UK, homes to some of the largest Iranian communities in the world.
Emirates' launch of Mashhad will follow the launch of Multan in Pakistan on 1 August and will coincide with the launch of Orlando, which also launches on 1 September. It will then be followed by the launch of Bologna on 3 November.