Emirates has announced an upgrade of service from Dubai to Los Angeles with the introduction of the flagship A380 starting on December 2nd, 2013.
The move brings Emirates’ award-winning service to its first US West Coast destination and facilitates connections to the western US.
“Demand for our award-winning onboard service has steadily grown and customers have been requesting our industry-leading A380 to LA for some time now,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates commercial senior vice president, Americas.
“As Los Angeles is known for its luxury and the Hollywood lifestyle, bringing our A380 into the market was a natural fit as it allow every Emirates passenger the chance to experience the glamorous life at 35,000 feet before they arrive in L.A.”
The 489-seat Emirates A380 offers 14 Private First Class Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 399 spacious seats in Economy Class.
First Class passengers have access to two Onboard Shower Spas, while all premium passengers on the upper deck can socialise at the Onboard Lounge with an array of beverages and snacks.
Passengers in all classes of service experience Emirates renowned hospitality, receive a generous baggage allowance, have in-flight Wi-Fi and mobile phone connectivity, as well as access to the industry-leading ice entertainment system which boasts more than 1,400 channels of films, TV programmes, games and music.
This aircraft replaces the Boeing 777-300 ER which has serviced the route previously.
The announcement of the A380 on the airline’s longest route in terms of distance comes on the heels of last week’s announcement of A380 service added to Zurich, Switzerland.