Emirates airlines have announced to set destination for its A380 squad in Malaysia on 1st December 2011. Previously the airline started its services to Kuala Lumpur through Dhaka in October 1996 and with a time span of ten years the airline was able to connect Kuala Lumpur with Dubai on non-stop basis. Today there are 21 non-stop flights scheduled among the two cities.
The first ever A380 to Malaysia with flight number EK346 would fly, from Emirates’ platform to Kuala Lumpur, from Dubai at 04:05 hours and reach Kuala Lumpur at 14:55 hours the same day. The aircraft will return to Dubai vide flight no. EK347 from Kuala Lumpur at 19:30 hours and reach there by 22:30 hours.
For the last 15 years Emirates of UAE, the leading trade partner of Malaysia, has played a major role between the two countries. According to Richard Jewsbury, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Far East and Australia, following robust and cumulative necessity of travelling to and from Malaysia Emirates has incorporated its A380 on the same route which will facilitate businessmen and tourists resulting in increased tourism for Malaysia.
He also added “I would like to express my gratitude to YB. Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha, Minister of Transport, YB. Dato’ Sri Dr.Ng Yen Yen, Minister of Tourism and Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director, Malaysian Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), all of who have supported Emirates over the years and made this A380 launch possible.”
Trade volume between the two countries has been multiplied in the last ten years from US$ 1.16 billion to US$ 4.59 billion and still increasing.
Addition of A380 to Emirates’ service line has helped passengers fly to 100 plus European, Middle Eastern, African or American destinations of their choice. There are also stopover packages providing travellers to stay and relax in the soothing sights of Dubai.