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Emirates ups services to India

29 May, 2014

Launces daily A380 service to Mumbai

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, will expand its A380 network to 28 destinations, when it launches a daily A380 service to Mumbai International Airport on 21st July. EK 500 and EK 501 between Dubai and Mumbai will be up-scaled to a three-class A380 aircraft, representing with a capacity increase of 2,127 seats per week in each direction. This offers passengers flying to India from key destinations in Europe the chance to experience Emirates’ popular flagship aircraft on this route. In addition, Emirates will deploy larger Boeing 777 aircraft to Delhi and Hyderabad to serve growing demand.

A combined total of 3,779 one-way weekly seats will be deployed on Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad through these aircraft upgrades. This follows the recent bilateral discussions between the governments of Dubai and India, which provided a phased increase of 11,000 seats for Dubai carriers.
“Emirates has been serving India since our founding year in 1985. India is our largest market today which we serve with 185 flights each week. We look forward to working with the new Government in India to grow India’s economy through enhanced aviation connectivity and to realize India’s ambition to grow its international aviation market to 85 million passengers by 2020,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations- West Asia & Indian Ocean.

On board, passengers can experience unique facilities - from the famous Shower Spas in First Class, to the A380 Onboard Lounge where passengers in the premium cabins can relax in a social environment; as well as 11.4” touch screen LED personal TVs. The latest technology allows passengers to stay connected throughout the flight with high-speed Wi-Fi access and mobile phone and data services.
Emirates has 48 A380s in service, more than any other airline globally. More than 25 million passengers travelled on the Emirates A380 since it was first launched in 2008. Emirates operates 185 flights per week to 10 gateways in India. This offers travellers on Emirates network a range of convenient options to one of Asia’s most exciting leisure and business destinations.
Emirates operates four scheduled flights each week between Larnaka and Dubai: every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. From 1st August, the airline will be operating a daily scheduled flight between Dubai and Cyprus and onwards to Malta.

For more info www.emirates.com