Emirates launches Airbus A380 Flights to Toronto

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Emirates has launched thrice weekly Airbus A380 services to Toronto, Canada.

The A380 is the most environmentally-advanced commercial aircraft in the sky today, offering better fuel economy than most hybrid passenger cars. The A380 burns up to 20% less fuel per seat than today's next largest aircraft, and is quieter, generating less than half the noise of other aircraft on takeoff.

Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline said, The aircraft with its large capacity and excellent operating economies is a pillar of growth, both for the airline and the destination.

The higher-capacity A380 will help address the strong demand for passenger and cargo services on the Dubai-Toronto route which is currently restricted by the bi-lateral agreement to three flights per week.

Lloyd McCoomb, President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) said, We are pleased that this route has proven so successful for Emirates and we are very excited to welcome the A380 to Toronto Pearson. This is exactly what this airport was rebuilt for to allow for new and larger aircraft that will be the future of the airline business.

Mr. Clark added, With air travel due to triple in the next 18 years and constraints on traffic rights and airport slots to continue, larger capacity aircraft such as the A380 are key to Emirates plans to meet increasing passenger demand. We have ordered 58 A380s and each one of these has been carefully planned for our present and future requirements. Our next A380 destination will be Seoul on 1st December, and will represent Emirates first A380 service to North East Asia.

The Emirates A380 features 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 Business Class and 399 Economy seats. Unique to the Emirates aircraft are its Shower Spas two fully-equipped bathrooms in the First class cabins with shower facilities. Emirates A380s in-flight product also features an Onboard Lounge for First and Business class passengers which includes a bar with a wide range of beverages and canaps as well as an exclusive space to socialise or simply relax.

On Monday, Emirates also launched Airbus A380 flights to Bangkok, Thailand.

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