Amsterdam joins Emirates A380 Network

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Emirates is to upgrade its Amsterdam service to an A380 from 1st August


Europe 4 Since launching passenger flights to the Netherlands in May 2010, the route has been operated with a combination of Boeing 777-300ER and 777-200LR aircraft, arranged in a three-class configuration.

Following 18 months of strong demand, the Boeings will be replaced with the airline’s flagship Airbus A380. Spread over two decks, the remarkably quiet aircraft provides 427 seats in Economy, 76 mini-pods in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites – next to two Onboard Shower Spas. Available to all premium class passengers on the upper deck is a popular Onboard Lounge where travellers can exchange tales over a drink.

“To
upgrade from a 777 operation to an A380 in a relatively short space of
time demonstrates the strong demand from travellers to fly with Emirates
and experience our superior products and services,” said Salem
Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations,
Europe & Russian Federation.

“The
combination of introducing our largest passenger aircraft onto the route
when we already have such an established cargo track record is a
formidable partnership, which will benefit tourism and trade between the
Netherlands and the UAE,” Mr Obaidalla added.
From 1st Aug,
EK 147 becomes an A380 flight, leaving Dubai at 0825hrs and arriving in
Amsterdam Schiphol at 1330hrs. The return double decker service, EK148,
departs Amsterdam at 1530hrs and lands in Dubai at 2359hrs.
Amongst its 169
aircraft in operation, Emirates has a fleet of 20 A380s which currently
serve Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kuala
Lumpur, London Heathrow, Manchester, Munich, New York JFK, Paris, Rome,
Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Toronto. Amsterdam will become the 19th A380
point after an A380 deployment to Tokyo in July.
Since being
introduced to the airline’s fleet in 2008, the Emirates’ A380
has carried around 8 million passengers and is supported by more than
3,000 dedicated cabin crew and pilots.
Travellers in
all cabins can enjoy the airline’s highly decorated ice
entertainment system, captivating passengers with 1,200 channels of
movies, games, music and audio programmes.
Emirates’
hospitality is delivered by highly trained multi-national staff, both in
the air and on the ground who speak as many languages as destinations in
the airline’s quickly expanding network.
There is a long
history of trade between the Netherlands and the Arab region, and trade
between the Netherlands and the UAE runs into billions of US dollars
annually. A large number of Dutch companies have a presence in the UAE.
Emirates SkyCargo has been sending freighters into Amsterdam since
1994.
Picture 1: The
Emirates’ A380 will serve Amsterdam from 1st August.
Picture 2:
First Class aboard the Emirates’ A380.
Picture
3:  The Emirates’ A380 fleet is supported by more than 3,000
dedicated cabin crew and pilots.
Picture 4:
Emirates SkyCargo, which has been sending freighters into Amsterdam since
1994.

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