A380 superjumbo to fly Heathrow to Dubai
Emirates Airline will start London Heathrow to Dubai flights on an Airbus A380 from 1 December.
As well as flights from Heathrow to Dubai, the airline will also launch flights from New York to Dubai on 1 October, and from Sydney and Auckland to Dubai on 1 February 2009.
While 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,' says Emirates Airline president, Tim Clark.
The double decker Airbus A380 is the worlds largest commercial airliner. On the new routes announced from Dubai, Emirates will fly the A380 with 489 seats 14 in First Class, 76 in Business Class and 399 in Economy Class.
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 inflight features and facilities shortly, adds Clark.
Emirates Airline is the leading customer for the A380 with 58 on order. The airline also plans to offer the A380 on medium range flights with three classes and 517 seats, and on other medium range flights with two classes and 604 seats.
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, says Clark.
Singapore Airlines will be the first airline to offer flights on the A380 superjumbo from Heathrow when it starts flights to Singapore this month.
Written by: Nick Purdom
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