(19 August 2022, 11:37 +07) Emirates has confirmed that it will operate its flagship A380 service for the first time on flights to Bengaluru, India commencing 30 October.
At that time, the Dubai-based airline will also become the first airline to operate scheduled A380 passenger services at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).
Bengaluru will be the second city in India to be served by Emirates’ popular A380 aircraft, with customers enjoying the signature experience on the Dubai – Mumbai route since 2014.
Emirates A380 reg: A6-EDV. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
The daily A380 flights will operate as EK568/569 with an aircraft in a three-class configuration, offering seats in Economy Class, in addition to premium cabins, in Business Class and First Class.
The deployment of the double-decker aircraft will complement the existing services, EK564/565 and EK566/567, each also operating on a daily basis with wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft.
Flights EK564/565 will operate using a mix of Boeing 777-200LR and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft while EK566/567 will offer seats in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class aboard a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
From 30 October, Emirates’ thrice daily flights to/from Bengaluru will operate as follows:
Emirates has been deploying its flagship A380 aircraft to an expanded list of destinations to meet high customer demand on routes popular amongst global travellers, boosting capacity on a single flight by up to 45 percent more than the Boeing 777 aircraft.
Destinations served by the Emirates A380 aircraft currently stand at over 30 airports across six continents for August, with a total of over 130 destinations in the airline’s worldwide network.
Emirates started operations to India in 1985 with its scheduled services to Mumbai and Delhi and has been serving customers in Bengaluru since 2006. Today, the airline provides access to nine points in India, with passengers enjoying seamless connectivity to its global network.
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