March 31: 2010: United Arab Emirates’ airline Emirates made its first non-stop to Tokyo in Japan on Sunday, March 28.
On arrival at Narita Airport, Flight EK 318 was greeted a with water canon ceremony. Richard Vaughan of Emirates said “It is wonderful to finally arrive at Narita International; as an airline we have always stated it was our intention to one day operate non-stop between Dubai and Tokyo and that day has now arrived.”
EK 318 departs Dubai at 03:15 and touches down at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport at 18:00 the same day, five times a week on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The return flight EK 319 departs at 21:40 hours, touching down in Dubai at 04:35 hours the following day.