Airbus will operate its flagship A380 between Dubai and Hamburg from October 29, 2018 and replace one of the two daily Boeing 777-300ER connections on the route, a press release said Monday (May 28, 2018). The double-deck Airbus will increase capacity between Hamburg and Dubai by 22 per cent. The weekly seating capacity already comes to 6,090 seats per direction and allows Emirates to offer business and leisure travellers in northern Germany more connections to Dubai and over 150 destinations.
Unique flying experience
The Emirates A380 offers a unique flying experience with a total of 516 seats including 14 First Class private suites, 76 Business Class flatbed seats on the upper deck and 426 Economy Class seats on the main deck. First class guests can also enjoy two spa showers. Passengers in all categories can enjoy in-flight entertainment with up to 3,500 on-demand channels with films, TV series, music and podcasts on the largest personal screens in the industry. Free WLAN access is also available aboard the Emirates A380.
Positive impact on tourism
Commenting on the new carrier, Volker Greiner, Emirates Vice President North and Central Europe, said: “We are delighted to finally bring our Airbus flagship 'home’ and welcome Hamburg as a new addition to the existing 48 A380 destinations. The Emirates A380 is a popular aircraft that continues to delight our customers and sets the standard in travel comfort in commercial aviation. We look forward to offering our customers the award-winning A380 experience from Hamburg as well. The switch to the A380 comes in response to increasing demand on the route and offers 1,120 additional seats per week and route and underlines our commitment to Hamburg. The resulting increase in passenger numbers will also have a positive impact on tourism revenues for the Hamburg Metropolitan region and on the local economy and job creation.”
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