DUBAI, U.A.E., 10th October 2011: Emirates is bringing forward its first daily A380 service to Germany by serving Munich from 25th November 2011, nearly five weeks earlier than expected.
The double-decker was originally set to replace EK49, one of two daily services to Munich, from 1st January 2012.
Under a revised schedule, passengers will be able to enjoy the flagship of the Emirates’ fleet from 25th November 2011.
“Emirates is the first foreign carrier to bring the A380 back to Germany, said Salem Obaidalla, the airline’s Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe & Russian Federation. “After further reviewing our forthcoming A380 deliveries and expected demand, we have decided to bring forward its deployment to Munich by more than a month, which is excellent news for one of our most important markets.”
EK49 departs Dubai at 09:10 hours and gets into Munich at 12:45 hours.
Last month, Emirates took one of its A380s to Hamburg on a special commercial flight as part of the airport’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
With its trademark Onboard Shower Spas and Onboard Lounge, the Emirates’ A380 continues to draw attention around the world.
No other airline has purchased as many A380s as Emirates, investment which supports at least 40,000 direct and indirect German jobs. All Emirates’ A380s have their finishing work carried out in Hamburg before being handed over.
Since 1st September 2011, Emirates has gone from one to two flights per day to Hamburg, taking to 56 its total number of weekly passenger flights to Germany.
In Frankfurt, the current double daily service will be enhanced with an extra four flights per week as of 30th October 2011, becoming a triple daily operation from 1st December 2011.
The new EK43, served with an A330-200 aircraft, departs Dubai at 03:20 hours and arrives in Frankfurt at 07:35 hours. EK44 leaves Frankfurt at 09:40 hours and gets into Dubai at 19:00 hours.
Emirates SkyCargo has eleven weekly freighter flights to Germany – further bolstering the multi-billion US dollar trade relationship between Germany and the UAE.