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23 March 2016

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Over 220,000 Passengers Have Flown Emirates’ Two-Class A380

More than 220,000 passengers have flown the two-class A380 on over 450 flights, across four destinations from Dubai encompassingKuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Copenhagen, and Manchester since it first entered service in December 2015.

Commenting on the two-class Emirates A380 in Malaysia, Andrew Bunn, Country Manager, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, Emirates airline said, “We have seen a very positive response from Malaysians, both business and leisure travellers, on the two-class A380. Malaysians appreciate and see the value of newer aircraft equipped with Emirates’ quality offerings, such as onboard Wi-Fi, award-winning inflight entertainment system, and top notch service provided by our multinational cabin crew.” 

He added, “The A380 is an important segment in the Malaysian market, as it comes with added capacity, allowing us to connect more Malaysians to Dubai and beyond. It also reiterates our commitment to continuously innovate and proactively enhance customer experiences.”

The inaugural service of the two-class A380 began for Dubai – Bangkok and Dubai – Copenhagen routes on 1st December last year. This was followed by service on the Dubai – Kuala Lumpur and the Dubai – Manchester routes on 1st January 2016.
The introduction of the two-class A380 comes with exciting feats. In Manchester, where Emirates is the only airline to use an A380, the announcement coincided with Emirates’ 25th year of serving Manchester, a destination frequented by Malaysian students and leisure travellers.

On the Dubai – Kuala Lumpur route, Emirates serves the Malaysian market with a daily flight on the A380 aircraft, and thrice-daily flights on Boeing 777 aircraft, which amounts to 28 weekly flights on the route.  

The A380 service to Kuala Lumpur, EK342, departs Dubai at 10:15hrs (local time), and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 21:25hrs. The return flight, EK343 departs Kuala Lumpur at 01:10hrs, arriving in Dubai at 04:30hrs.
The Two Class A380
Emirates’ two-class A380 is designed to seat a total of 615 passengers with 58 flatbed seats in Business Class and 557 spacious seats in Economy Class. Business Class passengers can enjoy Emirates’ popular OnBoard Lounge where they can sample delectable hors d'oeuvres and socialize at 40,000 feet. 
These aircraft, as is the case for newer versions of the A380, also feature the widest individual in-seat Economy Class screens in the industry, measuring in at 13.3 inches, offering over 2,200 channels of entertainment on ice, Emirates’ inflight entertainment system.
Emirates currently has 74 A380s. Of the 74 A380s, four aircraft feature the two-class cabin configuration. Click here to watch Emirates Cabin Crew explain the features of the two-class A380.
Emirates, the largest operator of the A380, also currently flies to 37 destinations in the Emirates’ A380 network. The latest destination is Washington D.C. which was launched on 1st February. In the upcoming months, Birmingham, Prague and Taipei will be added to the list.