Emirates Airline is to launch Airbus
A380 flights between Dubai and Singapore in December 2009. The
initial schedule will run four times weekly, it will be Emirates’ first
A380 service to Southeast Asia.
Emirates’ state-of-the-art A380 has the capacity
to carry 489 passengers with 14 First Class Private Suites, set in
a 1-2-1 configuration; 76 fully-flat seats in the Business Class
cabin with a 1-2-1 configuration; and 399 Economy Class seats in a
Stephen Chu, Country Manager
for Singapore and Brunei said, “Dubai is a very popular
destination in our network and we have enjoyed strong growth in
passenger load over the years. Our A380 will provide additional
capacity of close to 2,000 seats per week in the world’s most
advanced aircraft. This means that more Singapore travelers can
enjoy the ultimate travelling experience on their way to visit the
exciting city of Dubai. We look forward to welcoming our
passengers onboard our state-of-the-art A380.”
Emirates A380 offers onboard shower spas in the
First Class cabin, where travelers can freshen up in a shower
cubicle with water temperature control and products from Emirates’
premium spa brand, Timeless Spa.
Business Class passengers can also enjoy a relaxing time at
Emirates’ onboard lounge, where a fully-stocked bar containing
premium-brand liqueurs, spirits, hot and cold canapés, and snacks
are readily served.
Other features include the
award-winning ice (information, communication and entertainment)
system which features more than 1,200 inflight entertainment
channels, sms and email facilities as well as seat-to-seat
calling. Each cabin is also fitted with a unique mood lighting
system to help passengers combat the effects of jet lag.
In addition to current services to New York, London, Sydney
and Auckland, Emirates’ A380 will make its first commercial
journey from Dubai to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport in
November this year.
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