Fri, 15 January 2016

Emirates to Increase Airbus A380 Services to Perth, Australia

[HD videos below] Emirates will commence a second daily Airbus A380 service from Dubai to Perth on 1 August 2016, replacing the current Boeing 777-300ER aircraft operating on EK424/EK425.

 The second daily A380 service to Perth follows Emirates’ recent announcement that its flagship A380 aircraft will serve more destinations in 2016.

 For East-bound destinations, this includes a new two-class A380 service to Kuala Lumpur which launched on 1 January, and a two-class A380 service on the Taipei route starting 1 May 2016.

 Other A380 destinations on the airline’s Far East and Australasia network are: Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and Brisbane.

“Introducing our flagship A380 aircraft onto a second daily Perth service reaffirms our long standing commitment to Australia. It means more of our customers flying from or into Australia, can now enjoy their entire journey on Emirates’ award-winning A380 aircraft – not only to our Dubai hub, but also with great connections to popular Emirates A380 destinations such as London, Frankfurt and Copenhagen. Perth is one of the 39 A380 destinations on the Emirates network globally, including 13 East-bound destinations. With more A380s on order, we look forward to continue utilising this highly popular aircraft to serve customer and capacity demand on key routes,” said Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates.

Emirates was the first airline to begin A380 services to the West Australian capital in May last year with the aircraft introduced on EK420/EK421.

 With the up-gauge of the second service to an A380, Emirates will be able to transport over 14,000 passengers inbound and outbound between Dubai and Perth per week.

Australia is the third largest A380 destination for Emirates globally, and from August, seven of the airline’s eleven daily flights between Dubai and Australia will be serviced by an A380.

 This includes an additional daily A380 service from Melbourne starting in March 2016, when EK404/405 service begins using the aircraft. Emirates currently offers a double daily A380 service from Sydney, as well as daily A380 services from Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

On board the Emirates A380, passengers in all three cabins can enjoy more than 2,000 channels of the latest movies, TV shows and music from around the world alongside a range of games on the award-winning ice inflight entertainment system. The latest technology allows passengers to stay connected throughout the flight with Wi-Fi access and mobile phone and data services.

Emirates' First and Business Class experience on the A380 takes luxury to another level [see video below]. First Class customers can freshen up in the two onboard Shower Spas, while both First and Business Class travellers can socialise at 40,000 feet in the popular Onboard Lounge, while enjoying premium beverages, hors d'oeuvres and delicacies prepared by gourmet chefs.

The Emirates' A380 operating as EK424/EK425 is a wide-bodied double decker aircraft with a capacity of 519 passengers including 14 luxurious First Class Private Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 429 spacious seats in Economy Class.

EK424 departs Dubai 10:10, arriving in Perth at 00:50 the next day. EK425 departs Perth at 06:00, arriving in Dubai at 13:00 the same day.

Emirates A380 First Class and Business Class - HD

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