Airline Slashes Fares

Airline slashes international fares to Africa, Asia and Middle East for limited time

Airline slashes fares to Africa, Asia & Middle East for a limited time

Emirates A380 in Houston December 2014 flying
Emirates is offering special pricing on select international flights through Jan. 16. Photo courtesy of Emirates

Dubai-based airline Emirates is making it easier (and cheaper) than ever to travel internationally in 2015.

The airline is offering special prices on flights to numerous destinations on six continents — now through Jan. 16 — for travel between now and Nov. 30. 

"Many people make travel resolutions for the New Year, and as a global connector of people and places, we'd love to help our customers fulfill their travel aspirations," Thierry Antinori, Emirates executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said in a press release.

All-inclusive round-trip Economy Class fares from Houston start at $899 to India (Mumbai), $794 to the Far East (Bangkok), $976 to the Middle East (Dubai) and $966 to Africa (Nairobi), although some black out dates apply. (Note make sure that the departing city says Houston because the Emirates site sometimes defaults to a different city.)

A sampling of round-trip Economy Class fares from Dallas/Fort Worth include Tehran ($915), Johannesburg ($1,158), Ho Chi Minh City ($1,017) and Singapore ($1,081).

The airline's network includes 147 cities in 84 countries and operates out of nine U.S, cities. Destinations added to its network in 2014 include Taipei, Boston, Abuja, Chicago, Oslo, Brussels and Budapest.

Emirates continues to add the latest aircraft to its fleet, now standing at 232 planes, which feature the latest on-board comforts including food prepared by gourmet chefs and more than 2,000 channels of on-board entertainment. Emirates also operates 56 Airbus A380's, currently serving 33 destinations spanning from Auckland to Los Angeles.