Emirates is to operate the first ever
service into Kuwait this month, in honour of the country’s
Operating into Kuwait National Airport, on 26
February, the one-off Emirates A380 service will be the world’s
first superjumbo to touch down in Kuwait.
“Kuwait will celebrate its 50th National Day on
the 25th February and to honour this historic occasion we will
operate our award-winning A380 aircraft into Kuwait International
Airport,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President
Commercial Operations Gulf, Middle East and Iran. “Our customers
in Kuwait are eager to try our A380 services and we have worked
closely with the Kuwaiti authorities to make this possible. We
have operated services into Kuwait since 1989 and although we have
no immediate plans to operate an A380 on the route permanently, we
remain committed to providing customers in Kuwait with convenient
flight and onward connection times through our Dubai hub.”
Emirates flight EK857 will depart
Dubai at 14:55 on 26 February and will arrive in Kuwait at 15:40
the same day. The return flight, EK858, will depart Kuwait on 26
February at 18:10 arriving in Dubai at 20:40 the same day.
mammoth aircraft can accommodate 489 passengers with 399 in
Economy Class, 76 in Business Class and 14 in First Class.
Kuwait Airport is well equipped to handle the A380
with their new terminal A380 operational since November last year.
Emirates currently has 15 A380’s in it’s
fleet operating to 12 destinations including; London Heathrow,
Paris, Seoul, Hong Kong, Sydney, Auckland, Toronto, Manchester,
New York, Jeddah, Bangkok and Beijing. A further 75 A380s are on
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