From Tropic Now
Middle Eastern carrier Emirates are the lead contender for direct flights between Cairns and Dubai, with billionaire Ghassan Aboud today backing the airline as the ideal carrier to launch the new service.
Speculation has been mounting for weeks in the tourism industry that an announcement on a new Emirates service into Cairns is imminent. The airline currently operates around 20 weekly flights at Brisbane Airport, with one tourism industry insider suggesting the Cairns service could involve a triangulated route between Dubai, Brisbane and Cairns.
Mr Aboud told TropicNow: "I fully back more direct flights into Cairns and would love to see Emirates fly here – this would open up many more markets for Cairns – from Europe, the Middle East and beyond," he said.
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