Emirates to offer A380 service to Bengaluru


The aircraft upgrade will allow customers travelling to and from the South Indian city to enjoy its signature services across a broader network…reports Asian Lite News

 Emirates has announced that its flagship A380 service will be introduced for the first time to Bengaluru from 30th October to serve its customers on the busy route.

Emirates became the first airline to operate scheduled passenger services utilising the A380, the world’s largest commercial aircraft in service, at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport.

The aircraft upgrade will allow customers travelling to and from the South Indian city to enjoy its signature services across a broader network. Bengaluru will be the second city in India to be served by the iconic Emirates A380 aircraft, with customers enjoying the signature experience on the Dubai – Mumbai route since 2014.

The daily A380 flights will operate as EK568/569 with an aircraft in a three-class configuration. The deployment of the double-decker aircraft will complement its existing services, EK564/565 and EK566/567, each also operating on a daily basis with modern wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft.

Emirates started operations to India in 1985 with its scheduled services to Mumbai and Delhi and has been serving customers in Bengaluru with its award-winning services since 2006. Emirates provides access to nine points in India, with customers enjoying seamless connectivity to its global network.

Recently, Emirates has announced that it will reintroduce A380 to Perth from 1st December, as part of the airline’s ramp-up of services to Australia.

The upgauge will increase Emirates’ seating capacity between its hub Dubai and Perth, with close to 500 seats available on each flight.

EK420 from Dubai will depart at 02:45, arriving in Perth at 17:20 the same day, while EK421 flight will depart from Perth at 22:20, arriving in Dubai at 05:25 the following day. The daily A380 service will replace the existing daily Boeing 777- 300ER operation between Dubai and Perth.

Since its inaugural flight to Perth back in August 2002, Emirates has flown close to 6 million passengers between Perth and its Dubai hub, travelling more than 220 million kilometres on over 24,000 flights.

Emirates has seen a strong increase in passenger bookings to and from Australia with significant demand across all its cabins, particularly following the launch of its Premium Economy, which was first introduced on one of its daily Sydney services on 1st August.

In addition to its Perth services, Emirates also operates twice-daily A380 services from Dubai to Melbourne and Sydney, and once daily service from Dubai to Brisbane.

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