Emirates has confirmed that it is to deploy an
Airbus A380 on the Dubai - Paris route one month earlier than
planned. The airline had previously announced that the super-jumbo
would head to Paris Charles de Gaulle from 1st February next year,
but an operational review, coupled with demand on the route, has
led the airline to launch A380 operations on 29 December 2009.
The 489-seat A380 aircraft will be incorporated into
Emirates' double daily flights to Paris. It will initially service
three of the morning departures from Dubai, becoming daily from
17th January 2010.
Salem Obaidalla, Emirates'
Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe & Russian
Federation, said, “Our forward carryings out of France are
extremely strong. Coupled with the earlier aircraft availability
on that route, it means we can provide passengers with the
experience of flying this highly popular aircraft between Dubai
and Paris much sooner than originally anticipated. It also
provides our passengers with an earlier A380 service all the way
through to Sydney, Auckland, Bangkok and, soon, Seoul."
A380 serving Paris will have a configuration of 14 Private Suites
in First Class, 76 new generation, fully flat seats in Business
Class and 399 seats in the Economy cabin.
The A380 will depart Dubai at 0800hrs and
arrives in Paris at 1225hrs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. It
leaves Paris at 1430hrs and arrives in Dubai at 2359hrs.
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