Emirates A380 Lands in Bahrain
Manama, 18 July, 2015: Emirates, a global connector of people and places, touched down at Bahrain International Airport as the airline bought its popular A380 aircraft for a one-off service. This is the third time the airline brings the popular aircraft to Bahrain.
The special A380 flight was at full capacity, supporting the sizable traffic over the Eid Holiday period.
Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Centre said: “Emirates is currently operating a one-off ad-hoc Airbus A380 service between Dubai and Bahrain due to significant demand for air travel during the Eid Holiday period. Emirates has had a strong presence in Bahrain, and we remain wholly committed to stimulating further growth within the market. Although we have no immediate plans to operate an A380 on the route in the near future, we remain committed to providing customers in Bahrain with seamless connectivity to the Far East, North America, Europe and the Middle East through our Dubai hub.”
Mr. Mohamed Khalil, Chief Commercial Officer of Bahrain Airport Company commented, “We are delighted to welcome once again the Emirates A380 aircraft to the Kingdom of Bahrain. The arrival of the aircraft for the third time further strengthens the relationship between Bahrain International Airport and Emirates. Our main mission is to attract regional and international airlines and position Bahrain as a preferred world-class aviation hub”
In its first seven months of operations, Emirates has carried over 225,000 passengers to and from Bahrain, and serves the destination with 28 weekly services.
The Emirates’ A380 is renowned for its First Class Private Suites, Shower Spas and on-board lounge for First Class and Business Class passengers, a space to socialise or simply relax. Its three-class configuration boasts 14 private First Class Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 401 seats in Economy Class. Passengers across all cabins will get to enjoy over 2,000 channels on Emirates’ award-winning Digital Widescreen inflight entertainment system, ice and stay connected to the Internet throughout their journey with high speed Wi-Fi access.
As the world’s largest operator of the double-decker aircraft, Emirates’ fleet of 63 A380s serve 34 destinations including: Auckland, Amsterdam, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Mumbai, Mauritius, Moscow, Jeddah, Hong Kong, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Zurich, Rome, Barcelona, Dallas, New York, Toronto, Bangkok, Los Angeles, Kuwait, Johannesburg, San Francisco and Houston.