Emirates announce new features available on its A380 aircraft
on: August 1, 2008, 12:50 pm
Release Author: Siobhan Oswald
Release Summary: Emirates has announced features and amenities
exclusive to passengers travelling on its new Airbus A380 aircraft
Release Body: Emirates, the rapidly expanding
Dubai based airline, has announced several of the features and
amenities that passengers can enjoy on the new Airbus
A380, in a move that the company hopes will offer travellers
the comfort and space previously only associated with private
the delivery of the first Airbus A380 to join
fleet on the 28th July, the interiors and onboard product were
finally revealed, with many already commenting that the new aircraft
could revolutionise air travel.
over two levels, the Emirates A380 aircraft will
feature a carefully designed interior, offering passengers the
maximum amount of space and comfort available. The upper deck
of the plane will be dedicated to Premium Class passengers and
will feature several amenities never before seen on a commercial
passenger aircraft. 14 flat-bed suites situated near the front
of the aircraft will offer a spacious work area, electronically
controlled mini bar and what many are calling the most advanced
in-flight entertainment system available.
it is one of the amenities of First Class that has been the focal
point for discussion among those who have seen it. An
On Board Shower Spa, from the airline's spa brand, Timeless
Spa, is available to all First Class travellers. The
showers will be regulated through a software programme that works
a traffic light system, giving each customer a five minutes shower.
Class on the A380
is also set to offer passengers some innovative features. Cleverly
designed seating enables all travellers on the aircraft to have
aisle access, with easy laptop stowage and a selection of beverages
available in a Business Class lounge, while those travelling in
Economy Class can enjoy spacious and comfortable seats and Gourmet
chef prepared meals.
A380 also produces 50% less cabin noise than
its nearest sized rival aircraft and a higher cabin pressure,
both proven to reduce the effects of travel fatigue and to ensure
a pleasant flight for all passengers.
will be able to make up their own minds about the A380
aircraft at the start of August when Emirates
Airline launches its first commercial flight from
Dubai to New York's JFK, with further flights following later
in the month.
the Emirates Group:
Emirates, the Dubai airline, is one of the world's
most successful and rapidly-expanding airlines. Emirates
is currently the only airline to operate non-stop flights to six
continents from one hub.
is by far the biggest customer of the Superjumbo which means the
A380 will eventually be available on more international
routes than any other airline. If a person is travelling on an
A380 there will be around a one-in-four likelihood
that they will be flying Emirates.
Details: Siobhan Oswald
Media Relations Manager
Emirates Corporate Communications
The Emirates Group Headquarters
P.O. Box 686
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 708 3363