Emirates is upgauging from a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to an Airbus A380 superjumbo on its daily Dubai-Osaka service starting October 28 this year, meaning premium travellers on the route will soon be able to experience the airline’s First Class Shower Spas and Onboard lounge.
The deployment means that two of Emirates’ three destinations in Japan will be served by the double-decker A380 – Osaka and Tokyo Narita. Tokyo Haneda will be the only one not served by the superjumbo.
Flying the A380 to Osaka will increase capacity on the route by 38 per cent – the superjumbo offers a total of 489 seats including 14 first class Private Suites, 76 fully flat business class seats and 399 economy seats.
The B777-300ER that currently flies the Osaka route does also have three classes, including Private Suites in first class. However, first class passengers will also be able to use the A380’s private on-board shower spas, while both first and business class passengers will have access to the superjumbo’s on-board lounge.
There will also be special Japanese meals served on the route, notably a traditional multi-course kaiseki meal for first class passengers and a bento box for those in business class.
The schedule for the Osaka service is as follows (all times local):
|EK316||Dubai (DXB)||Osaka (KIX)||0305||1655||Daily|
|EK317||Osaka (KIX)||Dubai (DXB)||2335||0545+1|