Emirates has swooped into the home of the original Oscars to launch its celebrated A380 service.
Packed with Hollywood movies on ice Digital Widescreen, the double-decker touched down in Los Angeles yesterday, becoming the world’s longest A380 service in operation.
The landmark flight, crossing the Russian Federation, the North Pole and Eastern Canada, has a published duration of 16 hours 20 minutes, more than enough time to delve into over 400 hours of in-flight Hollywood movies.
“Bringing the glamorous A380 set of wings to the City of Angels seemed like a natural fit as this aircraft mirrors the luxury of the Hollywood lifestyle,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations west.
The Emirates’ A380 is like no other.
Its generously proportioned Economy Class, exclusive mini-pods in Business Class and Private Suites in First Class are talked about the world over.
On the top deck of the aircraft, First Class passengers can freshen up in one of two Onboard Shower Spas, while First and Business Class travellers can mix and mingle in the popular Onboard Lounge – enjoying a drink and exchanging tales at 40,000 feet.
The airline started flying to Los Angeles in 2008 with the Boeing 777-200LR.
The introduction of the 489-seat A380 service, powered by US made GE GP7200 engines, is a direct response to demand with over one million passengers travelling between Los Angeles and Dubai so far.
Emirates 23rd A380 service will operate daily as EK 215 departing Dubai at 08:20 and arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 12:50 the same day.
The return flight, EK 216, departs Los Angeles at 16:00 and arrives in Dubai at 19:50 the following day.
The A380’s arrival time in Dubai offers passengers from LA connections to an extensive range of onward destinations in the Middle East, Indian Sub-continent, Africa, Asia and the Far East.