A video of Emirates A380 Economy Class with a walk through from boarding of the flight to the flight. Airbus A380 fly Emirates , The Emirates A380 promises customers in all classes the most luxurious travel experience available. Powered by four Engine Alliance GP7200 engines, the Emirates A380 offers both a quieter and more eco-friendly way to travel. With First Class Shower Spas, a spacious onboard Lounge , and our award-winning ice inflight entertainment system with more than 1,200 channels on demand, there’s no better way to fly.
Today Emirates added a Dubai to Los Angeles A380 service making it the world’s longest Airbus A380 service. At 16 hour 20 minute long the world’s longest A380 flight crosses Russia the North Pole and then Canada before entering US Airspace and landing in Los Angeles. Even though Emirates operates world’s longest A380 flight the title of the world’s longest flight of any commercial aircraft by distance goes to Qantas with its 747 operated Sydney to Dallas flight and the longest flight in time goes to Delta Air Lines with a 17 hour Johannesburg to Atlanta service. Emirates A380 has 489 seats in total across 3 classes with 399 seats in Economy Class, 76 in Business Class and 14 luxurious first class suites. First Class also features the world’s only inflight showers. The Dubai to Los Angeles service operates under flight number EK 215 and the return flight from Los Angeles operates under EK 216.
Looks like Paris CDG is the next Emirates destination to be serviced by only A380 aircraft. At present Emirates operates three return services to Paris with two daily A380 services and a 6X week 777-300ER service, from 1 June 2014 the 777 service operating on EK 71/72 will switch to the Emirates A380 Superjumbo. As well as slightly increasing capacity it will add more Business and First Class seats on the route. The new time table is as below: Flight Number From Depart To Arrive Frequency EK071 DXB 04:30 CDG 09:40 m,tu,w,f,s,su EK073 DXB 08:20 CDG 13:30 Daily EK075 DXB 15:00 CDG 20:05 Daily EK072 CDG 11:20 DXB 19:50 m,tu,w,f,s,su EK074 CDG 15:35 DXB 00:20+1 Daily EK076 CDG 21:50 DXB 06:20+1 Daily Thanks to Kevin over at Ghetto IFE for the find Emirates Prepare to Take Paris to A380 Operation Only
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 today announced that it has expanded its A380 services to Jeddah the launch of additional daily service, this second service will operate on a three class 517 seat Airbus A380. The full media release from Emirates can be read below: Emirates launches second A380 to Jeddah DUBAI, U.A.E., 2nd January 2011: Emirates expanded its existing operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today with the launch of additional daily A380 service to Jeddah, which has proven to be popular with both business and leisure travellers. The second A380 service has a capacity to seat 517 passengers in a three class configuration. “The A380 has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the Saudi market since it was introduced onto our Jeddah route in February 2010. The launch of a second A380, Emirates’ flagship aircraft, into Jeddah highlights our commitment to providing travellers in Saudi with the very latest in aircraft innovations,” added Khoory. Emirates remains committed to the Saudi market with a total of 42 flights per week to four cites including; Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Al Medinah al Munawarah.
The long awaited Emirates A380 Manchester service went into operation today, making the airline the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380 Superjumbo. Emirates A380 Manchester service operates on the following schedule: Flight Number Route Depart Arrive EK017 Dubai – Manchester 0755 hrs 1225 hrs EK018 Manchester – Dubai 1410 hrs 0015 hrs +1 day The full media release from Emirates can be read below: Emirates Sparks A380 Activity Across the Globe Airline launches double-decker service to Manchester DUBAI, U.A.E., 1st September 2010: Emirates’ expanding A380 fleet is generating interest from airports across the world as Manchester becomes the latest city to be served by the superjumbo. The international airline of the United Arab Emirates is now the world’s largest operator of the A380 with 12 in the fleet. A further order for 32 A380s, announced during the Berlin Air Show in June, has prompted a flurry of enquiries from airports around the world. Maurice Flanagan, Executive Vice Chairman Emirates Airline & Group, who was born in the North West of England and joined the first Manchester A380 flight said: “This is a historic moment for Emirates as we bring our 21st century superjumbo to the North West twenty years after our first flight from the region. Our Manchester service has been an incredible success story, and we’re delighted to be opening the next chapter today.” Mr Flanagan added: “People are realising that this is the passenger aircraft of the future. As a result of our announcement in Berlin, we have had enquiries from more than 20 airports across the world, asking whether Emirates would fly the A380 to their airports. These aircraft are a dream to travel in and a dream to have at your disposal for expansion. They are extremely popular with our passengers and where we deploy them, they fill up almost immediately – running at over 90 percent load factor.” Information from Airbus shows that the A380 has now flown to more than 100 airports across the globe, either commercially or for events or test flights. The start of A380 flights to Manchester from today is the first time the world’s largest airliner has operated a scheduled service to a regional airport. It is also the first time Emirates has brought its First Class cabin to the route. Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Andrew Cornish, said: “The start of daily A380 services from Manchester to Dubai is a moment in history for our airport and the wider region. It’s of such significance that we’re expecting thousands of people to visit the airport on September 1st to catch a glimpse of her first flight. We’ve invested around £10m to upgrade the airport’s infrastructure to accommodate the flagship of the Emirates fleet and are very much looking forward to welcoming her for the first time.” EK017 leaves Dubai daily at 0755hrs and arrives in Manchester at 1225hrs. EK018 departs Manchester at 1410hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0015hrs the next day. Emirates’ A380 is […]
Emirates have announced that it today expanded Emirates A380 services into Hong Kong and from 1 October 2010 increase its existing A380 services from Dubai to Bangkok to a daily service. The full media release from Emirates can be read below: Emirates’ A380 Network Continues to Expand DUBAI, U.A.E., 19th August 2010: Emirates, the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380, today announced Hong Kong as the newest destination for its super-jumbo. Emirates has a total of 12 A380s in service with 78 on order and Hong Kong will become the Dubai-based global airline’s 11th A380 destination. Starting on 1st October, Emirates’ A380 will operate daily from Dubai as EK384 via Bangkok with the return flight operating as EK385. Richard Jewsbury, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East and Australasia, said: “We are very excited to announce Hong Kong as a new Emirates A380 destination. “This commercially-vibrant metropolis became part of Emirates’ ever expanding network back in 1991, and today we operate a double-daily service between Hong Kong and Dubai, one non-stop and one flight via Bangkok. We also operate 18 weekly Emirates SkyCargo freighter services. “We are proud to be able to demonstrate our commitment to Hong Kong by putting our flagship aircraft on this route. Our passengers from Hong Kong now have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful service and comforts available on this aircraft and our passengers from Thailand will have the option of flying the A380 to either Dubai or Hong Kong.” Emirates’ luxurious A380 products include two onboard shower spas in the First Class cabin, featuring signature amenities by the airline’s premium spa brand, Timeless Spa. For First and Business Class passengers the onboard lounge is the social highlight, featuring a fully-stocked bar and a selection of hot and cold canapés. Flat-bed massage-equipped private suites await passengers in First Class, while in Business Class there is a new generation of all-aisle flat-bed seats, for those travelling on the main deck in Economy Class can stretch out in seats with a pitch of up to 33 inches. In all classes, there is mood-lighting and ice, the award-winning, inflight entertainment system featuring over 1200 channels of on-demand entertainment, including movies and music in Thai and Cantonese. Emirates currently operates the A380 from Dubai daily to Paris, Jeddah, Toronto, Seoul, Bangkok, Sydney, Auckland, Beijing and double daily to London Heathrow. On September 1st Emirates will begin daily flights with the A380 to Manchester and from 31st October the aircraft will make a welcome return to the non-stop service between Dubai and New York’s JFK airport.
Emirates and OnAir have announced plans for Emirates to equip its A380 aircraft with the OnAir In-flight Wi-Fi internet system that will allow passengers to use the internet in-flight. The roll out is expected to start in the beginning of 2011, and will also allow passengers to make telephone calls and send SMS messages from their standard mobile phone. The full media release from Emirates & OnAir can be read below: EMIRATES SELECTS ONAIR Complete inflight connectivity solution to be installed on Emirates’ flagship Airbus A380 aircraft Geneva, Switzerland, 20 July 2010 – Emirates and OnAir today announced an agreement to install full Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir in-flight passenger communications services on their Airbus A380 aircraft fleet. All 90 of the flagship, double-decker aircraft operating on long-haul intercontinental routes will be equipped with the system This will allow passengers to use their mobile phones, smart phones and BlackBerrytm devices onboard Emirates A380 aircraft to make voice calls, send SMS text messages or utilise data services wirelessly to their iPodtm, iPhonetm , iPadtm and laptops equipped with GPRS modems. The first OnAir-equipped Emirates Airbus 380 will come into service in June 2012. Emirates will commence installation of the OnAir connectivity features on its A380 aircraft at the beginning of 2011, allowing passengers to access the internet via WIFI on personal portable devices such as laptops, smartphones and mobile telephones. Mobile OnAir along with Inmarsat uses the industry’s most advanced and extensive infrastructure for mobile communications, providing Emirates passengers global connectivity. “Emirates inflight entertainment system is a consistent global award winner and we are constantly looking to enhance the services we provide to our passengers,” stated Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline. “Our decision to install a full set of in-flight connectivity services is part of our on-going effort to provide customers with the real-time access to information that they demand.” “Emirates have established themselves as pioneers of in-flight connectivity. We are very proud that after rigorous evaluation, they have chosen OnAir technology for their flagship aircraft fleet,” said Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir. “In choosing SwiftBroadband technology, Emirates benefit from a powerful platform combining cockpit and cabin communications – and one that offers further evolution into the future, should market demand require.” Emirates passengers will be able to stay connected in-flight using their own mobile phones or smartphones to make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages and emails, and access the Internet. Using the Internet OnAir service, passengers will be able to access the Internet just as they do on the ground by connecting their laptops via wireless connection. OnAir has operated more than 120,000 fully connected flights to date to over 300 cities operating to 75 countries across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and has signed agreements with more than 25 customers worldwide. OnAir also serves corporate jets, private VIP and Governmental customers.
Emirates must really love the Airbus A380 if today’s announcement by Airbus and Emirates was an indication of commitment. Anyway Emirates have increased the total number of Airbus A380 aircraft which it will order to 90 with today’s commitment to an additional 32 aircraft. The increase in Emirates A380 aircraft order was announced at todays ILA Berlin Air Show The full media release from Airbus can be read below: Dubai based Emirates Airline has ordered a further 32 A380s from Airbus, taking their total firm orders for the iconic flagship of the 21st century to 90 aircraft. The order has a list price of US$ 11.5 billion. The agreement was signed in a ceremony today at the Berlin Air Show witnessed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, by Emirates Airline Group Chairman and CEO His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, and Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders “This latest order, adding to 58 A380s previously ordered, affirms Emirates’ strategy to become a world leading carrier and to further establish Dubai as a central gateway to worldwide air travel. The A380 is our flagship in terms of passenger comfort, innovation, operating and environmental efficiency and revenue generation. Our latest commitment signals Emirates’ confidence in the growth to come in a thriving aviation sector,” said H.H.Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al- Maktoum. “Emirates has supported the development of the A380 from the earliest days, and today’s order – the single largest A380 order ever – is the best endorsement I can imagine. On behalf of all of us at Airbus, we thank Emirates for their confidence and support. The A380 is indeed a remarkable eco-efficient aircraft, a profit generator for airlines and a great flying experience for passengers,” said Tom Enders. Following delivery of their first A380 in July 2008, Emirates now operates ten aircraft serving eight international destinations including London Heathrow, Toronto, Paris, Jeddah, Bangkok, Seoul, Sydney and Auckland. The airline expects the list of destinations to increase as more and more airports around the world are A380 ready. Emirates’ tenth A380, received on 7 June 2010, is on static display at the ILA Berlin Air Show. All Emirates’ A380 are powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines and delivered from Hamburg. In Germany more than 30 major suppliers are directly feeding into the A380 programme. The A380 programme alone adds an estimated 40,000 direct, indirect and induced German jobs. The world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, is also the quietest and most fuel efficient, demonstrably consuming less than three litres of fuel per passenger per 100 kilometres. Nearly 5.5 million passengers have already enjoyed the new experience of flying on-board one of the 30 A380s in service, taking them to 20 major international destinations worldwide in unequalled comfort. The A380 in-service fleet has accumulated over 15,000 commercial flights, and its operators have unanimously praised its popularity with passengers, higher load factors and superior profitability. With a range of 8,300nm / 15,400 […]
Emirates have announced that they plan to fly the Double Decker Super Jumbo the Emirates A380 to Manchester from 1 September 2010 with the a380 replacing the existing Boeing 777 that operates flight numbers EK017 & EK018, and will be a daily service. The Emirates A380 that will operate this Dubai to Manchester Route is expected to be a 517 seat long three class configured aircraft with Emirates Award winning First Class, Business Class and economy class cabin and seats. Flight Number Route Depart Arrive EK017 Dubai Manchester 0755hrs 1225hrs EK018 Manchester Dubai 1410hrs 0015hrs +1 day Photo 1: Emirates A380 Manchester Service from 1 September Photo 2: Emirates A380 Manchester Service Announcement – In Photo Liverpool football legend and TV pundit Alan Hansen joins Emirates’ A380 Captain John Selwood and cabin crew at today’s announcement of A380 services to Manchester from 1st September. The full media release from Emirates can be read below: Manchester will become the most northerly point on the world’s A380 network after Emirates revealed its latest plans for the superjumbo. A 517-seat version of the giant aircraft will serve Manchester from 1st September – as the airline marks a double decade of service to the city. The A380 will replace Boeing 777 aircraft on EK017 from Dubai and EK018 out of Manchester. At the same time, Manchester will become the world’s first regional airport to have a regular A380 service. Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe & Russian Federation said: “Manchester has become one of the strongest performers in our growing network of regional gateways. Our customers value our commitment to a regional network at a time when other airlines are abandoning them. We are delighted to give our Manchester customers the very best available in the shape of the Emirates’ A380, which, without doubt, has revolutionised flying.” Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Andrew Cornish, said: “Emirates’ decision to operate daily A380 services between Manchester and Dubai represents an historic moment for this airport and the region that we serve. We have invested close to £10 million (AED 54.8 million) in upgrading the airfield and terminal, both to accommodate the aircraft itself and to create a fitting environment for Emirates’ customers, whether it is at check-in, using the airline’s executive lounge or at the gate area.” Emirates is currently operating eight A380s. They serve London Heathrow, Toronto, Paris, Jeddah, Bangkok, Seoul, Sydney and Auckland. The much-praised aircraft offers an Onboard Lounge for First Class and Business Class passengers, with a wide range of drinks and canapés, as well as the space to socialise or simply relax. The whole of the upper deck is dedicated to premium passengers. Towards the front, First Class passengers can relax in one of 14 flat-bed, massage-equipped Private Suites. These incorporate remote-controlled doors, a work desk, a 23-inch digital widescreen TV, and an electrically controlled mini-bar. In Business Class, fully-flat seats all have aisle access, a mini-bar, lap top and shoe stowage and a […]