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Emirates to Add A380 to Singapore Route

Emirates to Add A380 to Singapore Route

Emirates will expand its Dubai – Singapore route with the introduction of a permanent Airbus A380 service from 1stDecember 2012, making Emirates the first and only carrier to offer a scheduled A380 service on this route.

Emirates A380 First Class Suite

Emirates A380 First Class Suite

The 517-seat A380 aircraft will be deployed for flights EK354 and EK355 on the back of strong passenger demand in both directions, replacing the 354-seat Boeing 777-300ER, bringing a 46% increase in capacity.

With the addition of A380 services, Emirates’ total capacity across four daily services from Dubai to Singapore will increase to 1,659 seats daily. The launch of A380 services confirms Changi Airport’s status as Emirates’ South East Asian hub with over 1,100 seats daily connecting through to Brisbane, Melbourne and Colombo and the strengthening of its vertically integrated business model via Dnata’s airport services, ground handling and catering operations.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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