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Emirates launches A380 Flights to Jeddah

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Emirates has launched daily Airbus A380 flights to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The A380 in a three class configuration brings Emirates Business Class to the Kingdom for the first time.

From 22 June 2010 Emirates is also increasing its services to Riyadh. The carrier will operate one additional flight per week on a Tuesday, having already added a further three weekly flights for summer, bringing its total weekly services to 11. The four additional summer services will be available up to 30 October.

Ahmed Khoory, Emirates Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Gulf, Middle East and Iran said, The addition of Business Class seats on services to Jeddah has been highly anticipated by the market. The A380 not only gives passengers the opportunity to try our Business Class services but has also increased our overall capacity on this route by 17% overall.

Saudi Arabia has been at the forefront of Emirates Middle East plans this year with Jeddah the first city in the Middle East, outside of Dubai, to play host to an Emirates A380. In addition Emirates has recently announced that it will commence a limited service to Al Medinah al Munawarrah from 2 July to 24 September 2010, catering for increased demand during this peak travel period.

Emirates operates seven weekly scheduled flights to Jeddah and a total of 21 scheduled weekly flights to Saudi Arabia.

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