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Emirates operated a one-off service of its flagship A380 to the
island of Mauritius on Tuesday.
The first commercial flight of an
A380 to the country was scheduled in celebration of the island’s
45th anniversary of independence.
“Emirates operation of
the first commercial flight of an A380 to Mauritius on such a
symbolic day is testament to the importance of the destination in
our network,” said Tim Clark, President of Emirates. “Our partnership with the country
and Air Mauritius has been strong since we started our operations
ten years ago. As a major partner of the tourism industry, we will
continue to support the island throughout our network to stimulate
Emirates’ A380 is renowned for its First Class Private Suites,
Shower Spas and on-board lounge for First Class and Business Class
passengers [see video below], offering a wide range of drinks and canapés, as well
as space to socialise or simply relax.
configuration boasts 14 private First Class Suites, 76 lie-flat
beds in Business Class and 427 seats in Economy Class.
across all cabins will get to enjoy over 1,400 channels on
Emirates’ Digital Widescreen inflight entertainment system, ice and stay connected to the
internet throughout their
journey with high speed Wi-Fi access.
As the world’s
largest operator of the double-decker aircraft, Emirates’ fleet of
31 A380s now serves 21 destinations including: Jeddah, Bangkok, Hong
Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Moscow, Rome,
Seoul, London Heathrow, Melbourne, Munich, Beijing, Sydney,
Auckland, Manchester, Tokyo, Paris, Toronto and New York.
In January, Concourse A which is home of the Emirates A380, opened
at Dubai International Airport. The concourse is the world’s first
purpose-built A380 concourse with 20 gates capable of handling the
Emirates operates double-daily flights to
Mauritius, served by a Boeing 777-300.