Emi­rates cel­e­brates 100th A380 pur­chase with spe­cial fares from Colombo

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - TOURISM/AVI­A­TION -

Al­most a month to the day it op­er­ated the first ever com­mer­cial A380 flight to Sri Lanka, Emi­rates is of­fer­ing trav­ellers from Colombo a chance to cel­e­brate the forth­com­ing de­liv­ery of its 100th A380 with spe­cial fares to des­ti­na­tions across the air­line’s global net­work.

A se­ries of un­beat­able value-for-money fares end­ing with the dig­its 380 has been un­veiled by the global con­nec­tor of peo­ple and places for trav­ellers from Colombo, cov­er­ing all classes of travel to Europe, USA, Africa, the Mid­dle East, Aus­trala­sia and the Far East.

Fares be­gin at Rs 33,380, Rs 70,380 and Rs 226,380 in­clu­sive of taxes for Econ­omy Class, Busi­ness Class and First Class re­spec­tively un­der this ex­cit­ing new pro­mo­tion by the award-win­ning air­line, and rep­re­sent sub­stan­tial sav­ings on stan­dard fares.

These spe­cial fares are avail­able for book­ing from 12th to 22nd Septem­ber 2017, and are valid for travel from 15th Septem­ber to 7th De­cem­ber 2017, the air­line said.

“Emi­rates is the largest op­er­a­tor of the iconic A380 air­craft, and taking de­liv­ery of our 100th A380 is a mile­stone wor­thy of cel­e­bra­tion,” said Chan­dana de Silva, Emi­rates Area Man­ager Sri Lanka & Mal­dives. “We cur­rently op­er­ate A380 flights to 48 des­ti­na­tions, en­abling Sri Lankans to ex­pe­ri­ence the ul­ti­mate in fea­tures and pas­sen­ger com­fort when they travel be­yond Dubai.”

On the Emi­rates A380, First Class pas­sen­gers can re­lax in one of 14 flat-bed, mas­sage-equipped Pri­vate Suites; the cabin also has two exquisitely de­signed on­board Shower Spas, en­sur­ing a re­vi­talised and re­freshed ar­rival. For First and Busi­ness Class pas­sen­gers the on-board lounge is the so­cial high­light, fea­tur­ing a fully-stocked bar and a se­lec­tion of hot and cold canapés. Busi­ness Class pas­sen­gers can re­lax in seats that con­vert to flat beds up to 87 inches (two me­tres) long, whilst those trav­el­ling in Econ­omy Class can stretch out in seats with a pitch of up to 33 inches.

As Emi­rates cel­e­brates its 100th A380 pur­chase, a new On­board Lounge de­sign has been un­veiled for the air­craft. In­spired by pri­vate yacht cab­ins, the new lounge fea­tures a more in­ti­mate and so­cial area. With a clientele made up of Busi­ness and First Class cus­tomers on board the A380, the ex­clu­sive lounge ac­com­mo­dates 26 guests and serves the finest wines from around the world. The six wines on of­fer dif­fer by des­ti­na­tion but a cham­pagne of­fer­ing of Moët and Chan­don or Veuve Clic­quot is al­ways avail­able.

Each seat­ing area in the new lounge will have a table and win­dow view. The lounge will fea­ture an airier look and feel, with lighter cham­pagne colours used in the cabin and lounge seat­ing ar­eas, ac­cented by a glossy dark wood trim. The lounge will also in­tro­duce sound­proof cur­tains to par­ti­tion the On­board Lounge area from the other cab­ins, as well in ad­di­tional soft am­bi­ent light­ing op­tions, new win­dow blinds with in­te­grated LED mood light­ing, and sub­woofers for sur­round sound.

In ser­vice for nine years, the Emi­rates A380 re­mains the most talked-about pas­sen­ger air­craft in the world to­day. Since 2008, Emi­rates has flown over 80 mil­lion pas­sen­gers on its A380 fleet.

All pas­sen­gers on Emi­rates flights en­joy more than 2,500 free chan­nels of films, TV shows, mu­sic, games and pod­casts through ice Dig­i­tal Widescreen, the air­line’s mul­ti­award win­ning in-flight en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem, in­flight Wi-fi through­out all air­craft, re­gion­ally in­spired gourmet cui­sine and Emi­rates’ renowned in­flight ser­vice from the air­line’s multi-na­tional cabin crew com­prised of over 135 na­tion­al­i­ties,

Emi­rates com­menced op­er­a­tions to Sri Lanka in April 1986 and op­er­ates a to­tal of 34 flights a week from Colombo - 27 flights west­ward to Malé and Dubai and seven east­ward to Sin­ga­pore con­nect­ing onwards to Melbourne, Aus­tralia.

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