Friday, 1 June 2018

UAE:Emirates Starts Scheduled A380 Flights Onto Dubai-Hamburg Route

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has recently announced it will introduce the first scheduled commercial Airbus A380 service to Hamburg.

To commemorate the inaugural arrival in Hamburg on October 29, the A380 will be deployed on the morning service (EK059/EK060), while from October 30, the A380 will be regularly deployed on the afternoon service (EK061/EK062).

The deployment of the iconic double decker aircraft will represent a capacity increase of over 22 per cent on the route.

With a total of 6,090 weekly seats in each direction, Emirates will offer business and leisure travellers from the North of Germany an even greater choice of travel options to Dubai and to over 150 destinations beyond, highlighting Hamburg’s importance as part of the airline’s global network.

With its existing multiple daily A380 services to Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf, Emirates will be operating all German gateways with its A380 flagship aircraft.

Emirates’ Airbus A380 aircraft serving the Dubai-Hamburg route will offer high levels of comfort and high quality service.

a total of 516 seats in a three-class configuration, with 426 spacious seats in Economy on the main deck, 76 fully flat bed seats in Business and 14 First Class Private Suites on the upper deck.

The Emirates A380 is renowned for its First Class shower spas as well as the onboard lounge for First and Business Class passengers, arguably the most popular social spot at 40,000 feet

Passengers in all classes enjoy free Wi-Fi to stay in touch with family and friends and Emirates’ multi-award winning ‘ice’ in-flight entertainment with up to 3,500 channels of movies, TV programmes, music and podcasts on the industry’s biggest personal screens in each class of travel.

First and Business Class passengers also benefit from a complimentary chauffeur service as well as access to Emirates’ global network of airport lounges, including a 900-square-metre lounge facility at Hamburg Airport.

We are excited to finally bring our Airbus flagship home and see Hamburg join the other 48 destinations we currently serve with the A380, said Volker Greiner, Emirates vice president North and Central Europe.

The Emirates A380 is an iconic aircraft that continues to excite our customers and set the benchmark for travel comfort in commercial flying.

We look forward to offering the award-winning Emirates A380 experience to our customers flying from Hamburg.

The switch to the A380 offers a total of 1,120 additional seats per week in each direction, meeting a growing demand from travellers on the route and demonstrating our commitment to Hamburg.

Enabling an increase in passenger numbers will also result in additional tourism revenues for Hamburg and its wider region, which in turn will mean boosting the local economy and job creation.

Emirates has been a fixed component of our operations and a reliable partner for 12 years now, commented Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport.

Demand has been high on the direct route to the hub in Dubai, now served with two daily flights, from the very beginning.

The fact that Emirates is now also deploying the A380 for scheduled operations at Hamburg Airport is a logical consequence of the consistently high load factor on the Dubai flight.

For passengers, this means even more comfort and an even better product offering. The decision is a clear commitment to Hamburg.

As Hamburg becomes the 49th destination on Emirates’ global network to be served by its highly popular A380 aircraft, passengers travelling from Hamburg can enjoy a seamless A380 to A380 experience via Dubai to Auckland, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo and many more.

This year marks the 10th year of Emirates’ A380 operations.

The airline is by far the largest Airbus A380 operator on the planet.

With a current 103-strong A380 fleet and an order backlog for 59 additional aircraft combined, Emirates’ commitment to the A380 programme is worth over $60 billion.

All Emirates A380s are being fitted at Airbus in Hamburg including significant cabin interior work and final livery, and are being delivered from Hamburg.


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