Emirates 2nd daily A380 service to Manchester
Emirates airline has announced that as of February 1, 2015, its EK019/020 service between Dubai International Airport and Manchester Airport, currently operated by a Boeing 777, will be replaced with an Airbus A380.
The introduction of the second daily A380 means that half of Emirates’ 16 daily flights to the UK will be operated by an A380 from February.
The second daily A380 will increase Emirates’ capacity from Manchester by 13 per cent, with over 20 per cent of this increase in the premium cabins. The upgraded service will feature 14 seats in First Class, 76 in Business Class and 427 in Economy Class. Passengers throughout all classes can enjoy access to over 2000 channels of films, TV shows, music and games through ice, the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system as well as wifi connectivity and gourmet cuisine.
Emirates flight EK019 will depart Dubai International Airport at 1435hrs and arrive in Manchester at 1835hrs. The outbound flight, EK020, will depart Manchester Airport at 2025hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0740hrs.
Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West commented: “Manchester is the third busiest airport in the UK and demand for flights to Dubai, and beyond, has increased significantly during our 25 years of operating out of the airport. At Emirates we are committed to providing our customers with the very best service possible. The introduction of a second daily A380 aircraft will not only help more leisure and business passengers to travel in and out of Manchester, but also offer them the world-class travel experience that is synonymous with Emirates.”
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