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Emirates to add A380 to Los Angeles route

13 Jun 2013 by GrahamSmith

Emirates has announced that it will deploy an A380 on its Dubai to Los Angeles route from December.

The Gulf carrier is adding the superjumbo to its daily service to LAX, currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, from December 2.

The move means there will be an increase in capacity of 135 seats per flight and 945 seats per week.

Orhan Abbas, Emirates' commercial senior vice-President of the Americas, said: "Demand for our award-winning onboard service has steadily grown and customers have been requesting our industry-leading A380 to LA for some time now.

"As Los Angeles is known for its luxury and the Hollywood lifestyle, bringing our A380 into the market was a natural fit as it allow every Emirates passenger the chance to experience the glamorous life at 35,000 feet before they arrive in LA."

The A380 service will operate daily as EK215 departing Dubai at 0820 and arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 1250 local time. The return flight, EK216, departs Los Angeles at 1600 and arrives in Dubai at 1950 the following day.

The 489-seat Emirates A380 has 14 private first class suites, 76 fully-flat beds in business class and 399 seats in economy.

First class passengers have access to two onboard shower spas, while all premium passengers on the upper deck can socialise at the onboard lounge with an array of beverages and snacks.

Last week, it was announced that Emirates will bring its A380 to Zurich from January 1, 2014 (see online news, June 5).

For more information, visit emirates.com.

Graham Smith

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