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Emirates' A380 service to Kuwait this month

By Staff

Emirates will operate the first A380 service to Kuwait this month, in honour of the country’s National Day.
Operating into Kuwait National Airport, on February 26, the one-off Emirates A380 service will be the world’s first superjumbo to touch down in Kuwait.  

“Kuwait will celebrate its 50th National Day on the 25th February and to honour this historic occasion we will operate our award-winning A380 aircraft into Kuwait International Airport,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice-President Commercial Operations Gulf, Middle East and Iran. 

Emirates flight EK857 will depart Dubai at 14.55 on February 26 and arrive in Kuwait at 15.40 the same day. The return flight, EK858, will depart Kuwait on February 26 at 18.10 arriving in Dubai at 20.40 the same day. The mammoth aircraft can accommodate 489 passengers with 399 in Economy Class, 76 in Business Class and 14 in First Class.
Emirates currently has 15 A380’s in it’s fleet operating to 12 destinations including; London Heathrow, Paris, Seoul, Hong Kong, Sydney, Auckland, Toronto, Manchester, New York, Jeddah, Bangkok and Beijing. A further 75 A380’s are on order.
Emirates currently operates four daily flights into Kuwait serviced by a mixture of Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft in three class configurations.