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Emirates Introduces B777 to Dublin Route

Emirates Introduces B777 to Dublin Route

Emirates, which earlier announced that it would upgrade the aircraft operating its daily Dublin – Dubai route to a Boeing 777 from 1st July, has quietly introduced it to the schedule since yesterday – just four months after the route was inaugurated on 9th January!

Emirates Boeing 777-300

Emirates Boeing 777-300

The reason for the ‘quiet launch’ could not be confirmed, but the planned introduction on 1st July is to be with a B777-300 with eight private suites in First Class, whereas for some dates in May/June the service looks to be with a B777-200, which has 12 flat-bed Sky Cruiser seats in First Class.

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  1. John G

    May 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    The 12 sky cruiser seats in first class are still featured on our older 777-300’s, The current schedule shows a mixture of 770-300 cabin configs being dispatched to Dublin, a very positive development to the route in terms of passenger comfort.

    • Neil Steedman

      May 4, 2012 at 8:51 am

      Thanks for the clarification, John. As well as passenger comfort development, the change also brings increased capacity, of course. The Dublin-Dubai route launch has certainly been an interesting and fast-developing one!

      • John G

        May 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

        Indeed a very interesting route launch. Who knows, we may even see an A380 some day!

        • Neil Steedman

          May 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

          Is there something I should know about??!!

          • John G

            May 7, 2012 at 5:31 am

            Sadly not!! A double daily service is more likely to be the next step for Dubai – Dublin. 😉

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