Another day, another Emirates capacity boost, with the airline upgrading its route between Dubai and Copenhagen – with the airline swapping the existing Boeing 777-300ER for a new variant of the Airbus A380 from 1st December 2015.
However, the A380 that will be used in this deployment will be different from the norm in the Emirates fleet – in that it will be a two class aircraft.
In the simplest terms, Economy class will be on the lower deck and Business Class on the upper deck. There will be no first class cabin on this service.
This aircraft will cram 615 people aboard it, configured as:
- 58 Business class seats
- 557 Economy class seats
This makes Emirates the first operator to have a two class service A380 (with the majority of them operating 3 Class or 4 Class services aboard their planes).
Reservations are open now and two class service is showing:
Searching for First Class space draws a blank:
The two-class A380 will operate the existing flight pair EK151/EK152 flight pair from the 1st December 2015
In terms of capacity, there is a heck of a jump:
Business Economy Total Boeing 777-300ER 42 385 427 Airbus A380-800 58 557 615 -------- ------- ----- Extra seats: 16 172 188 Note: Two class configuration
Or for those who work on the big numbers, Emirates will offer 4305 seats between Dubai and Copenhagen a week. That’s up from 2989 seats a week.
That’s a lot of seats to fill – no matter how much you cut it.
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