Emirates finalises route network to deploy Airbus A350 aircraft

Bahrain debut destination, with GCC, South Asia & Europe to follow
2024-05-09
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Emirates finalises route network to deploy Airbus A350 aircraft

The airline says that these first 10 Emirates A350 aircraft will offer three cabin classes

Dubai-based airline giant Emirates has identified its route network where it will roll out its 10 new A350 aircraft with nine major cities across the GCC, South Asia and Europe beginning September 2024.
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Emirates, the largest airline in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries that operates over 3,600 flights per week, has announced the first set of destinations to be served by its Airbus A350 aircraft that will enter service in September 2024. 

In a press statement, Emirates says that all the 10 of its  new A350s are expected to join the Emirates fleet by March, 31, 2025 and the airline plans to deploy them to nine destinations in the coming months, known for its latest signature cabin experiences.

The airline says that these newly delivered aircrafts will roll into scheduled service to the following cities, including the Middle East/GCC, where Emirates will operate its first A350 to Bahrain on the daily EK839/840 service from September 15. Frequency of A350 services will progressively increase to cover two Bahrain services with the second service starting on November 1.

The first Emirates A350 will land in Kuwait on the daily EK853/854 service on September 16. Muscat’s daily EK866/867 will be served by the A350 from December 1, adds the airline statement.

It adds that in South Asia, the Emirates A350 will be deployed on EK502/503 to Mumbai from October 27. Ahmedabad’s daily EK538/539 will be served by the A350 from the same date. Colombo’s fourth daily service EK654/655 will be served by the A350 from January 1, 2025.

In Europe, Lyon will be served daily with the Emirates A350 from  December 1. The airline adds that Bologna will be served by the A350 from December 1. Edinburgh will rejoin the Emirates network from November 4, operated by the A350. 

It says that all of these aircraft are earmarked to serve short to medium haul cities on the Emirates network, with Bahrain as its inaugural destination.

Including a peek into its features, the airline says that these first 10 Emirates A350 aircraft will offer three cabin classes, with 32 next generation Business Class seats, 21 seats in Premium Economy, and 259 Economy Class seats. 

Adnan Kazim

Adnan Kazim

The statement adds that as the first Emirates A350s begin entering the fleet, the airline will offer customers more opportunities to experience it, particularly on short and medium haul routes in the GCC, South Asia and Europe.

“The A350 will be a game-changer for Emirates, enabling us to serve regional points with superior operating efficiency and flexibility across the GCC, South Asia and Europe. With the latest generation cabin products including more of our sought-after Premium Economy to more cities, top-notch in-flight entertainment technologies and an abundance of other customer-friendly features, the Emirates A350 builds on our long-standing commitment of investing in the very best customer experience in the sky,” says Adnan Kazim, Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Airline.

“Flying the A350 to nine cities in such a short span of time adds more premium cabin options and choice across geographies for our customers, and ensures we maintain our competitive edge and industry leading position,” adds Kazim.

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