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Emirates Launches Longest A380 Service

News release, 4 December 2013

Emirates Launches Longest A380 Service

Emirates, which has often picked up the Oscars of the travel industry, has swooped into the home of the original Oscars to launch its celebrated A380 service between Dubai and Los Angeles – inaugurating the world’s longest scheduled A380 service.

The landmark daily flight, crossing the Russian Federation, the North Pole and Eastern Canada, has a published duration of 16 hours 20 minutes, more than enough time to delve into over 400 hours of in-flight Hollywood movies.

“Bringing the glamorous A380 set of wings to the City of Angels seemed like a natural fit as this aircraft mirrors the luxury of the Hollywood lifestyle,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West.

The airline started flying to Los Angeles in 2008 with Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. The introduction of the 489-seat A380 service powered by GE GP7200 engines is a direct response to demand, with over one million passengers travelling between Los Angeles and Dubai so far.

The airline operates 63 weekly flights from Dubai to the U.S, serving seven gateways - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, Washington DC and New York JFK, where two of the three daily flights are operated with A380s.

A daily service from Dubai to Boston will start on March 10, 2014.

The Emirates’ A380 is like no other. Its generously proportioned Economy Class, exclusive mini-pods in Business Class and private suites in First Class are talked about the world over.

On the top deck of the aircraft, First Class passengers can freshen up in one of two onboard shower spas, whilst First and Business Class travellers can mix and mingle in the popular onboard lounge – enjoying a drink and exchanging tales at 40,000 feet.

Passengers in all cabins have access to wi-fi, 1,500 channels of in-flight entertainment and gourmet-chef prepared meals, served by highly trained, multi-lingual cabin crew.

Generous luggage allowances are available to customers; 30 kilogrammes in Economy Class, 40 Kilogrammes in Business Class and 50 kilogrammes in First Class. Premium passengers can also enjoy dedicated lounges and chauffeur-drive transfers at many destinations across Emirates’ network.

The double decker has 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 399 spacious seats in Economy Class.

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