21 April, 2014
A380 service to start on the 25th anniversary of flights to Kuwait City
DUBAI, U.A.E., 21st April 2014: Emirates is to introduce a scheduled A380 service to Kuwait from 16 July, marking the airline’s 25th anniversary of flights to the country.
EK 857 and EK 858 will be upgraded to a double decker, bringing Emirates’ highly popular flagship aircraft to Kuwait International Airport.
It was 16 July 1989 when Emirates began flights between Dubai and Kuwait, and the airline now serves the route five times daily with a combination of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
“We would like to express our special thanks to the State of Kuwait, the Aviation Authorities and Kuwait International Airport for their continued support over the past 25 years and for allowing us to bring the A380 into their country. This is a tremendous opportunity for customers travelling to and from Kuwait to enjoy the pride of the Emirates fleet,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Centre.
“We have 47 A380s which we deploy all over the world from LA to Auckland, but the experience continues to generate excitement and fascination amongst our passengers and those who come to airports just to catch a glimpse of this magnificent aircraft,” he added.
The Emirates A380 is like no other. Passengers travelling in First Class can step out of their Private Suites and visit one of two Onboard Shower Spas where they can freshen up with a shower before landing. Both First and Business Class passengers can also chat over drinks and delicious snacks in an Onboard Lounge.
Throughout all cabin classes, passengers have access to Wifi, the award winning ice entertainment system and gourmet chef prepared cuisine, served by multi-national cabin crew – all contributing to Emirates being named by Skytrax as the ‘World’s Best Airline.’
The Emirates A380 on the Kuwait route will offer 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 399 seats in a quiet and spacious Economy Class.
“It is particularly fitting that we should introduce the A380 on our Kuwait route on the 25th anniversary of services,” added Sheikh Majid. “It is underscores our commitment to the market, and we will continue to work hard to deliver a great experience for our customers, and value for their money. I would like to personally thank all those who have flown with us over the past 25 years.”
Kuwait is only the second market in the Middle East to be served by the airline’s flagship aircraft after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Emirates currently operates its A380 to 28 of its 142 global destinations.