Emirates launched two new daily A380 services – Dubai to Guangzhou, China and Dubai to Moscow, Russia.
Flight EK362, which departed Dubai at 10:20, landed at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on schedule on the evening of 1 October. Arriving a few hours later into Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport was flight EK131. Both Emirates A380-800s were operated in a three-class configuration and carried media delegates who were specially invited to experience the aircraft on the launch flights.
Many of the features of Emirates’ flagship aircraft are unique offerings in the respective countries for travellers. The double-decker aircraft offers travellers 14 Private Suites in First Class and 76 fully flat-bed mini-pods in Business Class on the upper deck. The upper deck is also home to the signature Onboard Shower Spas for First Class passengers and the iconic Emirates Onboard Lounge, where First Class and Business Class passengers can socialise at 40,000 feet. The entire main deck is dedicated to Emirates’ spacious and comfortable Economy Class with generous leg room.
Moscow and Guangzhou join more than 40 Emirates A380 destination cities, providing travellers on the routes with the airline’s best-in-class onboard product and renowned service. Passengers in all classes can enjoy the unparalleled quietness of the aircraft and the 12- time award-winning ice in-flight entertainment system with a choice of over 2,500 channels on-demand. Those travelling on the A380 can stay easily connected to family, friends and colleagues with up to two hours free onboard Wi-Fi. As with all Emirates flights, passengers benefit from a generous baggage allowance of up to 35kg in Economy Class, 40kg in Business Class and 50kg in First Class and are able to check-in for their flights up to 48-hours before departure.