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

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

Emirates A380 in Houston December 2014 flying
Emirates is offering special pricing on select international flights through January 16 for travel between now and November. Photo courtesy of Emirates

Emirates is making it easier — and cheaper — than ever to fly internationally in 2015. Through January 16, the Dubai-based airline is offering special prices on flights to numerous destinations on six continents for travel between now and November 30. 

A sampling of round-trip economy class fares from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport include Dubai ($1,045), Tehran ($915), Johannesburg ($1,158), Ho Chi Minh City ($1,017) and Singapore ($1,081), although some blackout dates apply. From Houston, fares start at $899 to Mumbai, $794 to Bangkok, $976 to Dubai and $966 to Nairobi.

"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.

The airline's network includes 147 cities in 84 countries; it 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 onboard comforts such as gourmet food and more than 2,000 entertainment channels. Emirates also operates 56 Airbus A380s currently serving 33 destinations spanning from Auckland to Los Angeles. DFW got one last fall.