Emirates to fly A380 to Los Angeles
Dubai, June 12, 2013
Dubai-based Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has upgraded its daily service from Dubai to Los Angeles with the introduction of the flagship A380 starting on December 2.
“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 of the 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 LA.”
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 receive a generous baggage allowance, have inflight Wi-Fi and mobile phone connectivity, as well as access to the industry-leading ice entertainment system.
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.
The A380 to Los Angeles compliments the double daily A380 flights already in place between Dubai and New York and becomes the 23rd A380 destination on the Emirates global route network.
Emirates currently serves six destination in the US in addition to Los Angeles - San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, Washington Dulles and New York JFK – and has also announced a new trans-Atlantic route from New York to Milan, which will begin on October 1. – TradeArabia News Service