to add another A380 to its London Heathrow route from 1st July this year,
making the popular superjumbo experience more widely available to passengers.
brought its own brand of double-decker, equipped with an Onboard Lounge and
Shower Spas, to the British capital in December 2008.
to the daily EK 001 from Dubai, the A380 will also be deployed on EK 003, which
departs Dubai at 1415hrs and arrives in London Heathrow at 1840hrs.
Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe &
Russian Federation, said: “This is an important development for Emirates
as this is the first route where we have made a long term commitment to double
up on the double-decker.”
added: “London Heathrow was one of the key airports we had in mind when
the A380 was first conceived and the new deployment allows more passengers
travelling to and from the British capital to experience this remarkable
517-seat aircraft offers 14 flat-bed First Class Private Suites with
electrically operated doors, 76 fully-flat seats in Business Class – all with
mini bars and aisle access, and 427 comfortable contoured seats in Economy –
spread across four roomy cabins on the lower deck.
in all classes can lose themselves in the quietness of the aircraft and the
much-enjoyed ice entertainment system. There are more than 1000 channels of
on-demand entertainment including 200 movies from around the world, 100 TV
channels, more than 500 audio channels, 100 video games and BBC news, sports
and business headlines.
satellite phone is fitted to each seat, which also carries a seat-back sms and
email service, along with seat to seat calling and a “My USB”
personal picture viewing facility.
which has won more than 400 international awards for its products and services,
is now operating eight A380s. In addition to London Heathrow, they fly to
Toronto, Paris, Jeddah, Bangkok, Seoul, Sydney and Auckland.
operates 98 non-stop flights per week to the UK. As well as five flights a day
to London Heathrow, it operates daily services to Newcastle and Glasgow, a
double daily to Manchester and Birmingham and three flights a day to Gatwick.
March, the airline’s 100-plus destination route network will be extended to
Tokyo, followed by Amsterdam in May, Prague in July, Madrid in August and Dakar
double-decker offering to London Heathrow
departs Dubai daily at 0745hrs, arriving in Heathrow Terminal 3 at 1215hrs. The
return flight, EK 002, departs Heathrow daily at 1415hrs, arriving at Dubai
International at 0005hrs the following day.
leaves Dubai at 1415hrs and arrives in London Heathrow at 1840hrs. Dubai-bound,
EK 004 leaves Heathrow at 2040hrs and gets into Dubai at 0630hrs the following
day (effective 1st July, 2010).