Emirates has announced a series of new special fares for travel from Colombo. Valid for travel in September, October and November, these special fares cover 16 popular destinations in Europe, North America and Asia, and represent several tiers of savings going up to 42 %, the airline said.
The 16 destinations promoted with special fares are Singapore and Dubai in Asia; New York, Houston, Los Angeles and Toronto in North America; London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, and Newcastle in the UK and Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, Milan and Zurich in mainland Europe.
“These special fares provide an opportunity for our regular customers as well as those who have not experienced Emirates before to enjoy our award-winning product and value additions at a significant saving,” Devika Ellepola, Emirates Sales Manager in Sri Lanka, was quoted as saying in an airline press release.
The special Economy Class return fare to Singapore, at Rs 27,800 excluding taxes, is 15 per cent lower than the market fare, while the special Colombo – Dubai return fare of Rs 38,000 (excluding taxes), down by 42 % on the market fare. Both fares are available for purchase before 30th September and travel must be completed by 30th November 2011.
Special fares to Europe start at Rs 76,000 to Milan excluding taxes. The fares to the five points in the UK served by Emirates are from Rs 81,000 upwards excluding taxes. All special fares to the UK and the five European destinations must be purchased 14 days ahead of the date of travel. These fares will be available up to 31st October for travel that is completed by 30th November. For Economy class travel to New York, Houston, Los Angeles and Toronto special fares start from Rs 136,000 (excluding taxes).
The special fare to New York has to be purchased before 31st October and travel completed before 30th November 2011. Passengers travelling to Houston and Los Angeles have to purchase their tickets before 30th September and are required to complete travel before 31st October 2011 to be eligible for the special fares, the statement said.