A380s to wing their way east and west
on: March 14, 2008, 5:50 am
Release Author: Emirates
Release Summary: Emirates announce that their giant Airbus A380s
will spread their wings to some of the furthest points on the airline’s
network, reinforcing the airline’s extensive reach around
Release Body: The Emirates giant Airbus A380s will
spread their wings to some of the furthest points on the airline’s
network – New York, London Heathrow, Sydney and Auckland –
reinforcing the airline’s extensive reach and span.
Emirates is scheduled
to operate its new A380s non-stop from Dubai
to New York starting in October, from London Heathrow
in December, and Sydney-Auckland from February 2009. The aircraft
on these routes will offer 489 seats – 14 in First Class,
76 in Business and 399 in Economy.
Clark, President of Emirates
Airline said: “Our A380s
will take to the skies in late summer, signalling an end to our
long wait and ushering in a new era for Emirates.
We have played an integral role during the design and development
stage to tow the aircraft from the drawing board to the production
line, and we look forward to bringing them into commercial service.
we are still debating our first commercial A380
route, it has always been our intention to fly the aircraft on capacity-constrained
trunk routes. The cities that we have now scheduled for A380
services, starting this autumn, bring our plans to fruition."
added: “Our customers can rightly anticipate an exhilarating
experience on the state-of-the-art aircraft, which will be especially
appointed and equipped to Emirates’ exacting
standards. We will unveil our exciting in-flight features and facilities
the first, and by a large margin, the leading customer for the A380s
with 58 on order, will take delivery of five of the double-decker
aircraft this year. Other configurations in the A380 fleet
will feature a medium-range three-class 517-seater; and
a medium-range two-class aircraft with 604 seats.
arrival of the first Emirates
Airbus A380 will prove to be a major milestone for
the airline as it takes the first step in the gradual build-up towards
becoming the world’s largest operator of the super-jumbo.
By the end of the decade, Emirates' distinctive
livery colours on the A380 will have become a familiar
sight to millions of travellers worldwide.
a route network that currently spans over 90 destinations in 62
countries, Emirates will launch services to Cape Town at the end
of March. The airline has also announced services to Kozhikode (Calicut)
from the start of July.
Details: For all Emirates PR enquiries, please contact:
Emirates Corporate Communications
Near Clock Tower
United Arab Emirates
(+9714) 708 2287
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