<P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><STRONG><A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/lyon-economic-news/reseau-de-transport-news-EMIRATES-AIRLINES-TO-FLY-FROM-LYON-SAINT-EXUPERY,n,6740,EN.jsp" target=_blank><STRONG>Emirates Airlines opened a direct flight between Lyon and Dubai in December 2012</STRONG> </A></STRONG>and have recently shown that they are keen to <STRONG>further develop their presence in France</STRONG>, announcing a 5-year sponsorship contract for international tennis tournaments in partnership with the French Tennis Federation. <STRONG>More flights will therefore be scheduled into cities already served by the company, including <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/reseau-transport/st-exupery-lyon-airport-business,p,22,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Lyon&#8217;s Saint-Exup&#233;ry International Airport</A></STRONG>.</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>Thierry Aucoc, Managing Director of Emirates France, stated that <STRONG>the number of seats offered by the company has increased by 75% over the course of the past two years</STRONG>, with a 50% increase in 2011 alone.</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>In addition, the <STRONG>Lyon Airports Authority and Emirates Airlines</STRONG> recently signed <STRONG>an agreement with regard to their respective service commitments in order to ensure the best possible service for customers</STRONG> (based on criteria such as flight punctuality, efficient queuing systems, fast delivery times for baggage, etc.). The Lyon Airports Authority has already signed the Service Level Agreement (SLA) with 11 of the major airlines which operate 80% of flights in and out of Lyon Saint-Exup&#233;ry Airport.</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>In June, <STRONG><A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/services-aderly/index,p,100003,EN.jsp" target=_blank><STRONG>the airline company has been assisted by Aderly</STRONG> </A></STRONG><STRONG>for the opening of a 200 sq m sales office in <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/part-dieu-lyon/business-district-center-france,p,18,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Lyon-Part Dieu</A></STRONG>. Emirates Airline operates <STRONG>5 flights weekly from Lyon to Duba&#239;</STRONG>, representing a real opportunity to approach Asian countries or Australia.</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P>