Emirates is to launch a second daily Airbus A380
service to Zurich, adding 945 seats a week on the route, with 280
in First Class and Business Class.
Commencing 1 October 2015,
Emirates flights EK85/86, currently operated by a Boeing
777-300ER, will be upgraded to an A380.
The first A380 was
introduced on the route in January 2014. Since then, more than
345,000 passengers have chosen to fly Emirates’ flagship aircraft
to and from Zurich.
“We anticipate that adding a second daily A380
to Zurich will not only enhance the travel experience of our
passengers, but also stimulate trade and tourism between
Switzerland, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East,” said
Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President,
Commercial Operations West. “The additional A380 service from
Zurich makes it even easier for travellers to enjoy a seamless
Emirates A380 experience to key destinations like Mauritius,
Bangkok, Shanghai, Sydney or Hong Kong, with just one stop at our
hub in Dubai.”
EK85 departs Dubai International Airport at 15:45 and arrives
in Zurich at 20:20. The outbound flight EK86 departs from
Zurich at 22:15 and arrives in Dubai at 06:25 the following
The upgraded service will feature 14 Private Suites in
First Class, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class, and 399
seats in Economy Class.