Emirates A380 Touches Down in Doha for First Time
Doha, 16 July, 2015: Emirates, a global connector of people and places, was received by Hamad International Airport today as the airline bought its popular A380 aircraft for a one-off service. This is the first ever scheduled service of an Emirates A380 to Qatar.
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 Doha after overwhelming demand for air travel by our customers. The signature Emirates A380 service is fundamental to our overall strategy, and bringing this popular aircraft to Qatar represents a significant milestone in our operations to Doha.”
In its first seven months of operations, Emirates has carried over 430,000 passengers to and from Doha. Emirates serves Doha with seven daily 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 427 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.