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Senegal route will boost trade.

With the launch of Emirates' new route from Dubai to Dakar just weeks away, the airline has unveiled a raft of economic benefits that the service will bring to the Middle East, West Africa and markets throughout the airline's international network. Trade between Dubai and Senegal has followed a steady path of growth in recent years. Dubai's non-oil trade with Senegal rose from Dh504 million ($137 million) in 2008 to Dh676 million at the end of 2009. The 18 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity on the A340-300 aircraft to be used will support key Senegalese exports such as fresh fish, fruit and seasonal vegetables, primarily destined for Emirates' destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean, including Milan, Madrid, Paris and Beirut. The new service will also facilitate the import of goods into Dakar such as textiles from Asia, electronics from East Asia and Europe and clothing from India.

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Date:Aug 1, 2010
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