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Emirates is to upgrade its flights between Dubai and Los Angeles
with the flagship A380 starting on 2 December 2013.
The A380 will replace the Boeing 777-300 ER
which currently services the route.
“Demand for our award-winning onboard service
has steadily grown and customers have been requesting our
industry-leading A380 to LA for some time now," said Orhan Abbas,
Emirates Commercial Senior Vice-President of the Americas. “As Los
Angeles is known for its luxury and the Hollywood lifestyle,
bringing our A380 into the market was a natural fit as it allow
every Emirates passenger the chance to experience the glamorous
life at 35,000 feet before they arrive in LA.”
The 489-seat Emirates A380 offers 14 Private
First Class Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 399
spacious seats in Economy Class.
First Class passengers have access to two
Onboard Shower Spas, while all premium passengers on the upper
deck can socialise at the Onboard Lounge with an array of
beverages and snacks.
Passengers in all classes of service
experience Emirates renowned hospitality, receive a generous
baggage allowance, have inflight Wi-Fi and mobile phone
connectivity, as well as one of the very best inflight
entertainment systems which boasts more than 1,400 channels of
films, TV programmes, games and music.
The A380 service will operate daily as
EK215 departing Dubai at 08:20 (local time) and arriving at Los
Angeles’ Tom Bradley International Terminal at 12:50 (local).
The return flight, EK216, departs Los Angeles at
16:00 (local) and arrives in Dubai at 19:50 (local) the following
Emirates, the largest A380 operator in the
world, has 34 A380s in service and an additional 56 A380s on
order; receiving one A380 delivery per month, on average.