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Zurich Now Added To A380 Destinations From Auckland

Zurich Now Added To A380 Destinations From Auckland

New Zealand travellers can now fly all the way by A380 from Auckland direct to Switzerland with the addition of Zurich to Emirates’ A380 network.

Emirates has celebrated the launch of its scheduled A380 service from Dubai to Zurich, bringing the number of destinations it serves with its popular A380 double-deckers to 25.

With direct connections at Dubai, Emirates offers A380 service all the way from Auckland through to cities such as London-Heathrow, Manchester, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Munich, Moscow and Zurich, with Barcelona next on the list, from next month. All three daily Emirates services from Auckland to Dubai and beyond via Australia are operated by A380s.

To share the excitement of the A380’s inaugural landing at Zurich airport, view the video taken from the cockpit by clicking here.

“Deploying the A380, which allows us to bring 163 more passengers every day into Zurich – a 21.8% increase - is central to helping us meet growing passenger demand in the market,” said Thierry Aucoc, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, for Europe and Russian Federation.

“During just over five years of A380 operations, Emirates has carried a staggering 21.8 million passengers to global destinations. The continued expansion of our A380 fleet, now numbering 44, has enabled us to bring our innovative product and world-class service to travellers in this market.”

“Emirates’ decision to operate its flagship aircraft on one of its two daily flights to Zurich represents another milestone for Zurich Airport and demonstrates the strong demand from travellers for the Emirates product,” said Stefan Conrad, COO of Zurich Airport.

Each Emirates A380 offers an Onboard Lounge on the upper deck for First and Business class passengers to meet, relax and do business. First Class passengers have the added luxury of two Onboard Shower Spas. Passengers across all cabins can revel in more than 1,600 channels of ice, Emirates’ award-winning Digital Widescreen in-flight entertainment system. They can also stay connected to the internet throughout their journey with high speed Wi-Fi access.

Passengers travelling on the A380, as on aircraft on all Emirates flights, benefit from a generous baggage allowance of 30kg in Economy Class, 40kg in Business Class and 50 kg in First Class. Passengers travelling in premium classes can also access dedicated Emirates lounges in Auckland, Dubai, Zurich and other parts of Emirates' global network of 35 lounges.

Emirates is the largest operator of the A380 in the world, flying one in three of these modern jets in the skies today.

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