Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

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Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

Post by Humsafar » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:27 am

Per this link and Airliners, Emirates will commence A380 service to Islamabad.

This service will operate 4x a week, effective July 8, 2018 on EK614/615. The A380 will be in 2 class configuration.


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Re: Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

Post by alifrk777 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:58 am

Finally :applause:
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Re: Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:24 pm

Seems the first flight will be a special flight EK-2524 from Dubai with Airbus A380 scheduled to land at Islamabad International Airport at 12:10 PM on July 8. Probably special welcome arrangements/ceremony with water cannon salute planned for this special flight at Islamabad Airport.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ek2524

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Source: emirates.com

Airbus A380 with regular Dubai to Islamabad flight number EK-614 is expected to land at Islamabad Airport 1:15 AM on July 10.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ek614

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Re: Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

Post by baberblues » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:53 pm

Amazing, Great news and a great service for the travelling pakistani public, flying a great modern safe aircraft with high standards of service

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Re: Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

Post by alimirfin » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:31 am

Great news, finally we have A380 landing in Pakistan :applause:

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Re: Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

Post by Aer Pakistan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:05 am

Not good news for PIA and Pakistani private airlines
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Re: Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:09 pm

Emirates Airlines starting next month introduces new Airbus A380 destination, where the airline assigns 2-class 615-seater aircraft on Dubai – Islamabad route. From 08JUL18, the A380 will operate this route 4 times a week.

08JUL18
EK2524 DXB0800 – 1210ISB 388
EK2525 ISB1540 – 1745DXB 388

eff 09JUL18
EK612 DXB0320 – 0730ISB 77W x7
EK614 DXB2105 – 0115+1ISB 388 x247

EK615 ISB0305 – 0525DXB 388 x135
EK613 ISB0900 – 1110DXB 77W x7

Info source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... july-2018/

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Emirates’ passenger traffic may rise in Pakistan with A380 flights

Post by arshad.altaf » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:46 am

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1742370/2- ... 0-flights/

“Emirates’ share of traffic in Islamabad may increase about 35% if it decides to fly A380 for all the 11 flights per week. This will hurt its competitors – Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines, but it is not likely to affect Pakistan’s air carriers,” commented Muhammad Afsar Malik, former additional director of the CAA.

Shaheen Air has an 11% share in Pakistan’s international traffic, Airblue 10%, Saudi Arabian Airlines 8%, Qatar Airways 7%, Flydubai 5%, Air Arabia 5%, Etihad Airways 4%, Gulf Air 3% and other airlines 9%, according to the CAA report on traffic flow in 2015-16.

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Emirates A380 to fly to Pakistan on July 8

Post by t_kaay » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:47 pm

One off flight by Emirates A380 from Dubai to Islamabad on 8th July.

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/business/a ... -on-july-8

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Re: Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

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Re: Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:25 pm

Emirates announces one-off A380 service into Islamabad, Pakistan

Dubai, UAE, 3 July 2018:
Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, announced today that it will deploy a one-off A380 service to Islamabad on 8 July 2018. The airline’s iconic double-decker will make its inaugural arrival in Islamabad on a special flight EK2524/EK2525.

The A380 flight will depart Dubai on 8 July 2018 at 0800hrs and arrive in Islamabad at 1210hrs. The flight will depart Islamabad at 1540hrs arriving in Dubai at 1745hrs on the same day.

“We are proud to bring our flagship A380 aircraft to Islamabad, and we look forward to showcasing our innovative products on-board this iconic aircraft with the signature Emirates service. While this is a special flight, we are very keen to launch a scheduled A380 service to Pakistan and will continue to work with authorities to realise these plans,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Centre, Emirates.

The Emirates A380 aircraft on this special one-off service will be in a two-class configuration offering spacious seats in Economy Class and fully flat-bed seats in Business Class as well as Emirates’ popular Onboard Lounge. Passengers in all classes enjoy free Wi-Fi to stay in touch with family and friends and Emirates’ multi-award winning ‘ice’ inflight entertainment with up to 3,500 channels of movies, TV programmes, music and podcasts on the industry’s biggest personal screens in each class of travel.

Emirates and Pakistan have a shared history tracing back over 30 years when the airline’s flight landed in Karachi on 25 October 1985. In the last three decades, Emirates has progressively expanded its operations and offering global connectivity and world-class services to Pakistan’s major cities including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Sialkot and Multan.

Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme, offers its more than 400,000 Pakistani members’ exclusive privileges, including earning Skywards Miles when they fly on Emirates or partner airlines, or when they use the programme’s designated hotels, car rentals, financial, leisure and lifestyle partners.

Emirates currently has 104 A380s in service and 58 pending delivery, more than any airline globally. The airline also recently announced a US$ 16 billion (AED 58.7 billion) deal for 36 additional Airbus A380 aircraft.

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Re: Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

Post by arshad.altaf » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:40 pm

A "one off"! The only positive, visibility to the new airport. I hope there are no screw ups by the airport management, like jetways not available and what not.

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Re: Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:31 pm

Maybe a Pakistani pilot to be included in cockpit crew of Emirates Airbus A380 first flight to Islamabad to be performed on July 8.

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Re: Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

Post by alifrk777 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:57 pm

It will be a pleasure to see a Pakistani pilot waving the pk flag from the a380 window at the new ISB airport !!! [-o< \:D/
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Re: Emirates Announces A380 Service to Islamabad

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:00 pm

Pakistani news media is ready and excited to welcome first Airbus A380 flight to new Islamabad International Airport on July 8, 2018, to be operated by Emirates from Dubai.

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