If you are a regular Emirates flyer to London then you will be happy to hear that the airline has just announced a third daily London Service from 24 January 2012. This new Airbus A380 service to Heathrow will replace the existing EK029/EK030 service which is operates on a Boeing 777 aircraft. Emirates operates 5 daily flights between Dubai and London Heathrow so this additional A380 service will mean 3 out the 5 daily flights will be operated on the A380, “Given the popularity of Emirates’ A380s, I know this news will be well received by our customers flying between London Heathrow, Dubai and beyond. As these magnificent aircraft continue to join our fleet, we can offer more seats and choice in and out of high density points, while enabling a greater number of passengers to benefit from the Emirates’ A380 experience,” said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe & Russian Federation. The full timetable of A380 services into and out of the UK is now as follows: (Current at the writing of this article) Route Flight Number Depart Arrive Dubai – London (LHR) EK001 0745hrs 1135hrs London (LHR) – Dubai EK002 1335hrs 0025hrs Dubai – London (LHR) EK003 1430hrs 1815hrs London (LHR) – Dubai EK004 2015hrs 0700hrs Dubai – London (LHR) EK029 0940hrs 1330hrs London (LHR) – Dubai EK030 1635hrs 0325hrs Dubai – Manchester EK017 0755hrs 1145hrs Manchester – Dubai EK018 1330hrs 0025hrs Dubai from Australia connections to London Heathrow From Sydney 2 daily direct flights from Sydney to Dubai, with one of these services operated on the Airbus A380 (EK413) and the other operated on Boeing 777 aircraft, there is also another flight from Sydney with a stop in Bangkok. From Melbourne there is 1 direct flight (2 others with connections) to Dubai all operated on Boeing 777 aircraft. From Perth there is one direct flight to Dubai operated on a Boeing 777 aircraft From Brisbane there is 1 direct flight to Dubai (1 other with connections) both operated on Boeing 777 aircraft
Emirates is to add another A380 to its London Heathrow route from 1st July this year, making the popular superjumbo experience more widely available to passengers. The airline brought its own brand of double-decker, equipped with an Onboard Lounge and Shower Spas, to the British capital in December 2008. In addition 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. Salem 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.” Mr Obaidalla 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 aircraft.” The giant 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. Passengers 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. A personal 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. Emirates, 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. Emirates 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. On 28th 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 in September. Doubling the double-decker offering to London Heathrow EK001 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. EK 003 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).
Today Emirates started flying Dubai to Heathrow with their new Airbus A380, this 489 seat aircraft will fly on flight numbers EK001 Dubai to London and EK002 for the return flight. “We are delighted to bring our customers state-of-the-art comforts which are unmatched anywhere else in the world,” says Emirates Airline president Tim Clark. “Despite today’s challenging economic environment, they have responded by booking every seat on our inbound and outbound flights.” “Owing to its environmentally-friendly performance, the Emirates A380s will make a huge contribution to Heathrow’s efforts to reduce its overall emissions,” says Clark. This Airbus A380 is Emirates third; their first two A380 aircraft currently service Emirates Dubai to New York route