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Emirates axes Kiev route

10 Jul 2014 by GrahamSmith

Emirates will no longer fly to Kiev from next month.

The move comes just over half a year after the carrier launched the route, its first Ukraine destination, in mid-January (see news, July 2013).

It started as a daily service using an A340-500 aircraft, before decreasing to four-times weekly in May.

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The route will now be dropped altogether on August 1.

In other news, Emirates has today received its 50th A380 superjumbo from Airbus, the airline has announced. The delivery takes the carrier's all wide-body fleet to 224 aircraft.

Tim Clark, Emirates president, said: "The A380 has been very successful for us, and this is reflected in the strong customer interest and high seat factors wherever we've deployed the aircraft.

"The A380 has helped us serve customer demand on trunk routes, operate more efficiently at slot-constrained airports, and also introduce new concepts on-board that have redefined the flying experience.

"Moving forward, we will see quite a ramp up in the delivery programme and by late 2017 we will have around 90 A380s in our fleet to support existing and new A380 routes."

To read a review of a business flight on an Emirates A380, click here.

emirates.com

Graham Smith

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