Starting 15 August 2015, Emirates will operate A330-200 service on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to Iraqi city Erbil. Currently Emirates operates services to Basra, and flights to Erbil were disrupted by conflict. However, after comprehensive analysis and risk assessments, Emirates will recommence services to Erbil.
Emirates is to become the first airline to operate the A380 to Dusseldorf and Madrid, as the airline announces the launch of A380 services to the cities in summer 2015. A380 flights to Dusseldorf are set to commence on 01 July 2015, while the Madrid service will launch on 01 August 2015.
Emirates passengers travelling to Kolkata will soon be able to take advantage of 250 additional seats in each direction every week as the airline upgrades the aircraft on the service. Starting from 29 March 2015 the current A330-200 operating the service will be replaced with the airline’s Boeing 777-200ER, providing 220 Economy, 42 Business and 12 First Class seats on every flight.
Emirates passengers travelling between Dubai and Chicago will soon be able to take advantage of 88 additional seats per flight, as the airline upgrades the aircraft on the route. Currently serviced by B777-200LR, the route will be operated by B777-300ER starting from 01 May 2015.
Starting from 01 February 2015, Emirates will be increasing capacity on flights between Dubai and Manchester with the launch of a second A380 on the route. The superjumbo will soon be launched on EK20/EK19 flights, departing Dubai at 14:35 and arriving in Manchester at 18:35, while the return flight will leave Manchester at 20:25 and land in Dubai at 07:40 on the following day. Currently the airline offers 3 daily services between the cities, including one operated by an A380.
Starting from 01 August 2015, passengers travelling from Birmingham International Airport will be able to take advantage of a third daily service to Dubai operated by Emirates. The launch of the new daily flight will make the airline the first to offer a direct First Class service between the cities.
The service will depart from Dubai at 02:35 arriving in Birmingham at 07:05, with the return flight departing Birmingham Airport at 09:10 and arriving to Dubai at 19:10.
Starting from 01 May 2015 Emirates will be increasing capacity on its Dubai – Perth route with the launch of A380 aircraft on the service. The A380 will be replacing one of the B777-300ER aircraft, allowing the passengers to take advantage 136 additional seats per flight. With 14 First Class suites, 76 fully-flat Business Class and 401 Economy Class seats, the introduction of the A380 will be beneficial for both business and leisure travellers.
Good news for iPhone phone users travelling with Emirates, as passengers can enjoy extra convenience and check their flight status, store their boarding passes, receive chauffeur-drive service alerts, book tickets and more via their phone with the launch of the airline’s new iPhone app. The Emirates app is currently available to iPad and iPhone users and the airline is also planning to introduce a version for Android in the future.
Emirates passengers travelling on board the airline’s A380 and B777 aircraft can now take advantage of complimentary wi-fi. As part of the new service passengers travelling across all classes can enjoy 10MB of internet data free of charge. Customers can also add extra 600MB to their onboard data allowance for an extra $1. The new service will be available on board of 53 of the airline’s A380s and 28 B777s.
Starting from 08 March 2015 Emirates customers will be able to choose from a variety of three daily A380 flights between Dubai and New York JFK, as the airline is to add an extra daily A380 flight to the current two-times daily service.
The A380 aircraft on the service will operate in a three-class configuration offering passengers a choice of 399 Economy, 76 Business and 14 First Class seats.