EMI­RATES ADDS TO BIRM­ING­HAM SER­VICE

New A380 ser­vice al­lows for ad­di­tional A380 to A380 con­nec­tiv­ity via Dubai…

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Emi­rates has an­nounced that it will be in­tro­duc­ing a sec­ond daily A380 ser­vice be­tween Dubai and Birm­ing­ham, be­gin­ning 29th Oc­to­ber 2017. Flight EK39/40, cur­rently op­er­ated by a Boe­ing 777, will now be op­er­ated by the highly pop­u­lar Emi­rates A380, adding to the ex­ist­ing daily A380 al­ready op­er­at­ing on the route. Fol­low­ing the sus­pen­sion of one of its flights to Birm­ing­ham, Emi­rates has de­cided to op­er­ate the new A380 - the world’s largest pas­sen­ger air­craft, which fea­tures 615 seats.

This means that from Oc­to­ber, the air­line will op­er­ate a twice-daily, all-A380 ser­vice to the Mid­lands. The air­line’s de­ci­sion to use a dou­ble-daily A380 ser­vice was in part driven by huge de­mand from pas­sen­gers to travel on the iconic air­craft.

Since the first A380 ser­vice from Dubai to Birm­ing­ham launched on 27th March 2016, over 300,000 pas­sen­gers have al­ready flown on the air­craft be­tween the two cities.

The A380’s pop­u­lar­ity is partly due to the fact that it fea­tures the widest in­di­vid­ual in-seat Econ­omy Class screens in the in­dus­try, mea­sur­ing in at 13.3 inches and of­fers over 2,500 chan­nels on in­flight en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem.

As with the cur­rent A380 used on the route, the air­craft will op­er­ate in a two class con­fig­u­ra­tion, fea­tur­ing 58 flat-bed seats in Busi­ness Class and 557 spa­cious seats in Econ­omy Class, as well as Emi­rates’ pop­u­lar On­board Lounge.

With Emi­rates of­fer­ing A380 ser­vices to a num­ber of key des­ti­na­tions in the East such as Auck­land, Bangkok, Bei­jing, Perth, Sin­ga­pore and Syd­ney, pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling be­yond Dubai have the op­por­tu­nity to fly on the A380 on both legs of their jour­ney.

Emi­rates’ flight EK39 departs from Dubai at 07:25hrs and ar­rives in Birm­ing­ham at 11:25hrs.

The out­bound flight, EK40, departs from Birm­ing­ham at 13:30hrs and ar­rives in Dubai at 00:35hrs the fol­low­ing day.

The in­dus­try’s widest in­di­vid­ual, in- seat, econ­omy class screens

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