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Emirates’ A380 sets course for Kuwait

Post by raihans » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:18 pm

21 April 2014

A380 service to start on the 25th anniversary of flights to Kuwait City

DUBAI, U.A.E., 21st April 2014: Emirates is to introduce a scheduled A380 service to Kuwait from 16 July, marking the airline’s 25th anniversary of flights to the country.

EK 857 and EK 858 will be upgraded to a double decker, bringing Emirates’ highly popular flagship aircraft to Kuwait International Airport.

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It was 16 July 1989 when Emirates began flights between Dubai and Kuwait, and the airline now serves the route five times daily with a combination of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

“We would like to express our special thanks to the State of Kuwait, the Aviation Authorities and Kuwait International Airport for their continued support over the past 25 years and for allowing us to bring the A380 into their country. This is a tremendous opportunity for customers travelling to and from Kuwait to enjoy the pride of the Emirates fleet,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Centre.

“We have 47 A380s which we deploy all over the world from LA to Auckland, but the experience continues to generate excitement and fascination amongst our passengers and those who come to airports just to catch a glimpse of this magnificent aircraft,” he added.

The Emirates A380 is like no other. Passengers travelling in First Class can step out of their Private Suites and visit one of two Onboard Shower Spas where they can freshen up with a shower before landing. Both First and Business Class passengers can also chat over drinks and delicious snacks in an Onboard Lounge.

Throughout all cabin classes, passengers have access to Wifi, the award winning ice entertainment system and gourmet chef prepared cuisine, served by multi-national cabin crew – all contributing to Emirates being named by Skytrax as the ‘World’s Best Airline.’

The Emirates A380 on the Kuwait route will offer 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 399 seats in a quiet and spacious Economy Class.

“It is particularly fitting that we should introduce the A380 on our Kuwait route on the 25th anniversary of services,” added Sheikh Majid. “It is underscores our commitment to the market, and we will continue to work hard to deliver a great experience for our customers, and value for their money. I would like to personally thank all those who have flown with us over the past 25 years.”

Kuwait is only the second market in the Middle East to be served by the airline’s flagship aircraft after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Emirates currently operates its A380 to 28 of its 142 global destinations.
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Re: Emirates’ A380 sets course for Kuwait

Post by raihans » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:22 pm

Unfortunately, i am not flying on any of these A380 inbound or outbound flights, my outbound is EK860 and inbound is EK855 in next itinerary :(
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Re: Emirates’ A380 sets course for Kuwait

Post by Hamad » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:11 am

That shows the high demand for KWI Flights from/to DXB.
Good News for people from KWI travelling on EK like you Raihan :thumbs_up: :D
Next time u can book in sha Allah on the A380 Flights :)
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Re: Emirates’ A380 sets course for Kuwait

Post by raihans » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:16 am

Hamad, i checked possibility to change my itinerary from EK855 (B77W) to EK857 (A388) for return flight but seems there was some error due to which i was unable to.... anyhow, i am going to Emirates office for change in itinerary as early as possible, no matter what difference i have to pay :P
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Re: Emirates’ A380 sets course for Kuwait

Post by raihans » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:40 pm

itinerary changed & ticket reissued by Emirates Kuwait office, have paid 30 dinar extra for the change, will be flying EK857 Dubai-Kuwait on A380, main deck, seat 42K :)
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Re: Emirates’ A380 sets course for Kuwait

Post by Vaqar Khan » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:04 pm

raihans wrote:itinerary changed & ticket reissued by Emirates Kuwait office, have paid 30 dinar extra for the change, will be flying EK857 Dubai-Kuwait on A380, main deck, seat 42K :)

Already, awaiting your excellent as ever photographs and report! :D

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Post by Hamad » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:39 pm

raihans wrote:itinerary changed & ticket reissued by Emirates Kuwait office, have paid 30 dinar extra for the change, will be flying EK857 Dubai-Kuwait on A380, main deck, seat 42K :)
Well done...enjoy your return flight and we are waiting for your great shots. :D
i remember when i flew first time on the a380 on MUC-DXB route...its definitely a great experience and you will note the silence in the cabin compared to the 77W
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Re: Emirates’ A380 sets course for Kuwait

Post by raihans » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:51 pm

thank you Vaqar & Hamad, i am very much excited for the moment i will aboard A380 and will be able to photograph it. Right now, i am just completing my last flight Emirates Eight Five Five pictures and so far the posted pictures are available at viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22200

Btw, at the Emirates office, the employee who reissued my ticket was very happy to know that i am just changing my itinerary due to the A380 equipment being deployed for Dubai-Kuwait route.
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Re: Emirates’ A380 sets course for Kuwait

Post by Shaheer » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:39 am

Landing A380 in Kuwait will be a sight to see....

Kuwait airport is going through massive air-side work for few months; probably to accommodate A380 arrival

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Re: Emirates’ A380 sets course for Kuwait

Post by raihans » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:30 pm

Shaheer, Emirates A380 has already visited Kuwait previously 2 ~ 3 times including 1 emergency diversion. Particular flights announced, starting 16 July will be regular flights.
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