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Frankfurt Latest Emirates A380 Destination from NZ

4 June 2014

Frankfurt Latest Emirates A380 Destination from NZ

Emirates is adding Frankfurt, Germany, to the growing list of destinations it offers A380 service to all the way from Auckland. The daily A380 service will start on September 1.

Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Frankfurt was one of the first European destinations for Emirates and as the financial capital of Germany it continues to be strategically important. We are proud to fly our flagship A380 aircraft to Frankfurt from 1st September and offer our passengers the Emirates on-board shower spa experience, our world-renowned on-board lounge, and an unparalleled 1,700 channels of inflight entertainment across all cabins.”

Frankfurt is currently served with a triple daily Boeing 777 operation.From September 1, flight EK 45 becomes an A380 flight, leaving Dubai at 8.25am and arriving in Frankfurt at 1.15pm local time, and offering direct connections with all of Emirates’ three daily A380 services from Auckland and the airline’s daily Boeing 777 flight from Christchurch.

Other routes on which Emirates offers A380 service all the way from Auckland with direct connections in Dubai include London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Moscow, Munich and Zurich.

Peter Feldmann, Lord Mayor of Frankfurt, said: “Frankfurt welcomes the Emirates A380, an aircraft that is partly produced in Germany and that acts as a worldwide ambassador for European top-class engineering. Emirates’ decision to deploy the A380 further strengthens Frankfurt Airport’s position as one of the leading hubs of international aviation.“

With 48 of the double-decker A380s in its fleet, Emirates is the largest operator globally of the Airbus superjumbo, which has carried over 25 million passengers since its launch in 2008. Emirates is also the largest A380 purchaser with 92 pending delivery.

The A380 is known for its environmental credentials. Its Engine Alliance GP7200 engines are extraordinarily quiet and readily meet strict ICAO stage four noise level standards, being more than six decibels quieter on departure than the Boeing 747-400. In addition, larger aircraft mean fewer take-offs and landings - in many cases the equivalent of flying up to seven smaller aircraft types for certain versions of the Emirates A380.

The flagship Emirates A380 continues to rouse customer interest wherever it is deployed. Just last month, over 13,000 people visited the Emirates A380 in display at the ILA Berlin Airshow. On the passenger front, the A380 also continues to deliver strong load factors wherever it flies.

Emirates passengers flying the A380 will have access to a spacious aircraft, will experience a peaceful journey in the world’s quietest long-range jet; can use the on-board wi-fi; indulge in world-class food and be entertained by the award-winning icesystem with over 1,700 channels of entertainment.

• Emirates operates 63 weekly passenger flights out of Germany - Hamburg and Dusseldorf flights are double daily, Frankfurt is triple daily and Munich has a double daily A380 service.
• At all four German gateways, Emirates has dedicated lounge facilities. Munich has the largest Emirates lounge in continental Europe.

Emirates employs 163 German cabin crew and 94 German pilots.


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