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Emirates launches A380 Services to Beijing

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Emirates has launched scheduled Airbus A380 services between Dubai and Beijing, China.

The 517-seat A380 operates as EK 306 departing Dubai daily at 04:10, touching down in the Chinese capital city at 15:10. The return flight, EK 307 takes off from Beijing Capital International Airport at 23:55, landing at Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport at 04:20 the following day.

Mr. Zhang Guanghui, President & CEO of Beijing Capital International Airport Co., Ltd. said, We are thrilled to witness the arrival of Emirates revolutionary A380! This is an important event for Beijing Capital International Airport. Emirates is an ideal partner to work with to achieve our aim of building up the airport into one of the most modern airports in the world.

The Airbus A380 is currently the most environmentally advanced commercial aircraft in the world, its lighter and stronger structure results in an up to 20% less fuel burn per seat than today's largest aircraft types. Low fuel burn means lower CO2 emissions, and the A380 produces less than 75g of CO2 per passenger kilometre, almost half of the European target for cars manufactured in 2008 and better than most modern small cars on a per passenger basis.

Emirates A380 offers a range of innovations to make the journey more comfortable and enjoyable for passengers travelling in all classes.

First Class passengers can relax in one of 14 flat-bed, massage-equipped Private Suites; the cabin also has two onboard Shower Spas, ensuring a revitalised and refreshed arrival.

For First and Business Class passengers the on-board lounge is a social highlight, featuring a fully-stocked bar and a selection of hot and cold canaps.

Business Class passengers can relax in seats that convert to flat beds up to 79 inches (two metres) long, whilst those travelling in Economy Class can stretch out in seats with a pitch of up to 33 inches.

Passengers in all classes can enjoy Emirates ICE (information, communication, entertainment) Digital Widescreen inflight entertainment system, which features over 1,200 channels of on-demand entertainment including Chinese movies, music and many Hollywood films with Chinese subtitles or language dubs.

In addition to the entertainment, passengers can enjoy the delicacies from the exclusive Chinese menu served to them by Emirates Cabin Crew from over 120 nations including China.

Currently Emirates operates double-daily services each to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, and daily services to Guangzhou; while the airlines fleet of 11 A380s are currently operating on services from Dubai to London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toronto, Seoul, Bangkok, Beijing, Jeddah, Sydney and Auckland.

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