[HD video below] Emirates has launched Airbus A380 flights to
The Emirates’ A380 flight to Kuwait is just one hour
and 45 minutes, the shortest A380 service in operation today.
Since 2008, the airline has carried 27.5 million travellers on its
Kuwait is only the second market in the
Middle East to be served by the airline’s flagship aircraft after
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“This is a proud moment for the airline,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Divisional
Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Centre. “We have gradually built
up our services to Kuwait since 1989 and we now offer five daily
flights, soon to become six. After experiencing the airline’s
award winning products and services over the years, travellers to
and from Kuwait can now enjoy our flagship aircraft, the most
popular commercial aircraft flying today.”
The surprisingly quiet Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft offers 14 First Class Private
Suites, 76 mini-pods in Business Class and 399 seats in Economy
EK857 leaves Dubai at 16:00
and arrives in Kuwait at 16:45 local time. EK858 departs Kuwait
at 18:25 and lands in Dubai at 21:10.
Over the 25 years
of service , around 7.8 million passengers have been carried on
the Kuwait route. In the past five years alone, Emirates SkyCargo,
has moved over 140 million kilogrammes of commodities, further
supporting the Kuwait economy. Imports have included meat,
fruits, vegetables, clothing, pharmaceuticals and construction
equipment, while mobile phones, watches, drilling equipment and
tyres have featured amongst the exports.