Emirates Launches A380 Flights to Amsterdam

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 3 August 2012

[HD video below] Emirates has extended its A380 route network to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Emirates is the first carrier to offer a scheduled A380 service to the Netherlands, two years after its first flight to Amsterdam.

The impressive double decker will operate as EK 147, departing Dubai to Amsterdam daily, and is the 19th destination among a host of major cities around the world to be served by the Emirates A380.

After progressively building up services to the Netherlands over a course of two years, Emirates is responding to strong demand by bringing its flagship aircraft to one of Europes most important trading and logistics hubs, adding much-needed seat capacity - more than 2,000 seats a week - which will stimulate further tourism and trade between the Netherlands, UAE and beyond. The A380 is central to the Emirates strategy. Our orders represent a sizable chunk of the total programme worldwide and Emirates has played a key role in the design and performance characteristics of the aircraft, which have become our signature markers in the industry, said Thierry Antinori, Emirates Executive Vice President, Passenger Sales Worldwide.

Emirates is the largest A380 operator in the world and has now carried more than 10 million passengers since the double decker was introduced to its fleet in August 2008.

The airlines A380 operations are supported by more than 3,000 dedicated cabin crew, as well as Emirates state-of-the-art facilities at Dubai International Airport which will soon be augmented by the opening of the worlds first dedicated A380 terminal early next year.

The carriers 22 A380s now serve Amsterdam, Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow, Manchester, Munich, New York JFK, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Toronto, Tokyo, with Melbourne set to launch on 1 October and Moscow on 1 December.

Each Emirates A380 offers an Onboard Lounge on the upper deck for Premium Class passengers to mingle, relax and even do business. First Class passengers have the added luxury of indulging in any of the two Emirates signature Shower Spas available onboard its A380s.

On the Dubai-Amsterdam route, the aircraft is arranged in a three-class configuration with 427 seats in Economy Class, 76 fully flat-bed, mini-pods in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites.

Passengers across all cabins can lose themselves in Emirates award-winning Digital Widescreen inflight entertainment system ice, which offers over 1,400 choices of channels. They can also stay connected to the internet throughout their journey with the high speed Wi-Fi access.

Passengers travelling with Emirates on the A380 and all its other aircraft will be able to benefit from a generous baggage allowance of 30kg in Economy Class, 40kg in Business Class and 50 kg in First Class.

EK 147 leaves Dubai at 08:25 and arrives in Amsterdam Schiphol at 13:30. The return double decker service, EK148, departs Amsterdam at 15:30 and lands in Dubai at 23:59.

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