Emirates launches world's shortest A380 service

16 Jul 2014 by GrahamSmith

Emirates has today launched the world's shortest A380 flight.

The Gulf carrier is now operating the superjumbo on a scheduled service between Dubai and Kuwait.

At just one hour and 45 minutes in duration, the flight is the shortest A380 service globally.

Emirates has upgraded the Boeing 777-200LR that currently operates flights EK857 and EK858 from Dubai to Kuwait to a superjumbo.

The outbound service departs Dubai at 1600 and arrives in Kuwait at 1645 local time, while the return flight leaves Kuwait at 1825 and lands in Dubai at 2110.

The A380 on the route will offer 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 flat-bed seats in business and 399 seats in economy. To view a seatplan, click here.

Emirates serves the Dubai to Kuwait route five-times daily using both Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The new superjumbo service marks the airline's 25th anniversary of flights to the country.

Kuwait is only the second destination in the Middle East to be served by the Emirates A380, after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Centre, said: "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."

To read a recent review of a flight in business class aboard an Emirates A380, click here.

Graham Smith

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