Emirates Airline is to launch Airbus A380 flights between Dubai and Singapore in December 2009. The initial schedule will run four times weekly, it will be Emirates’ first A380 service to Southeast Asia.Emirates’ state-of-the-art A380 has the capacity to carry 489 passengers with 14 First Class Private Suites, set in a 1-2-1 configuration; 76 fully-flat seats in the Business Class cabin with a 1-2-1 configuration; and 399 Economy Class seats in a 3-4-3 configuration.
Stephen Chu, Country Manager for Singapore and Brunei said, “Dubai is a very popular destination in our network and we have enjoyed strong growth in passenger load over the years. Our A380 will provide additional capacity of close to 2,000 seats per week in the world’s most advanced aircraft. This means that more Singapore travelers can enjoy the ultimate travelling experience on their way to visit the exciting city of Dubai. We look forward to welcoming our passengers onboard our state-of-the-art A380.”
The Emirates A380 offers onboard shower spas in the First Class cabin, where travelers can freshen up in a shower cubicle with water temperature control and products from Emirates’ premium spa brand, Timeless Spa.
First and Business Class passengers can also enjoy a relaxing time at Emirates’ onboard lounge, where a fully-stocked bar containing premium-brand liqueurs, spirits, hot and cold canapés, and snacks are readily served.
Other features include the award-winning ice (information, communication and entertainment) system which features more than 1,200 inflight entertainment channels, sms and email facilities as well as seat-to-seat calling. Each cabin is also fitted with a unique mood lighting system to help passengers combat the effects of jet lag.
In addition to current services to New York, London, Sydney and Auckland, Emirates’ A380 will make its first commercial journey from Dubai to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport in November this year.