Five daily A380 flights to Heathrow starting today
Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has today upgraded its five daily flights to London Heathrow to all be served by A380s, two months earlier than expected. This firmly establishes the Emirates airline as the principal A380 operator into the British capital, and the entire UK.
Combined with the daily Manchester A380 service, this will mean the world’s largest A380 carrier will be sending 360 flights to and from the UK each month, making Britain Emirates’ biggest market for A380s.
Having steadily grown its London A380 operations since its first deployment in December 2008, Emirates originally planned the fifth service to take place from 1st February next year. However, due to increased passenger demand and recent A380 deliveries, Emirates has been able to bring the all-A380 London Heathrow service forward.
“The A380 is known for its quietness, fuel efficiency and luxury; it takes airline travel to a higher level,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Gulf, Middle East and Iran. “Our customers will now be able to choose from five A380 flights a day to London, as we gradually ramp up our A380 services across the world. We know London is an extremely popular destination for travellers in this region and the double decker is a hugely popular aircraft to make the journey,” added Sheikh Majid.
“From the award winning inflight ice system; the delicious gourmet food prepared by leading chefs; and the personal satellite phones and Wi-Fi; to the Emirates’ A380 Onboard Lounge, our offering is a truly unique and market-leading experience,” said Sheikh Majid. “It is easy to see why over 11.5 million passengers globally have flown on an Emirates’ A380; more than the combined populations of the UK cities to which Emirates flies – London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow.”
“We are pleased to welcome Emirates’ extended A380 fleet, and this aircraft upgrade is in line with Heathrow’s ambition to encourage the use of modern aircraft,” said Chris Butler, Airline Business Development Director at London Heathrow. “As the world’s largest airliner, which is cleaner, quieter, and more fuel efficient, the A380s drive greater benefits for our passengers and for the environment.”
Emirates has created special A380 fares to mark the all-A380 London Heathrow operation. Departing Dubai, travellers can fly on EK005 and EK029 with prices starting from AED 2,380 in Economy Class, AED 10,380 in Business Class and AED 22,380 in First Class.
For more information or to make a booking, call 600 55 55 55, contact your travel agent or visit Emirates.ae