Emirates will upgrade its daily service to Milan by replacing the incumbent Boeing 777-300 with an Airbus A380, thereby increasing capacity by 38 per cent.
Effective from December 1, this will become the first permanently scheduled A380 service to Milan Malpensa Airport.
Currently, Milan is served thrice daily with a mix of Boeing 777-300 and 777-300ER aircraft, with one of the services continuing onwards to New York.
“We continue to support the Lombardy region as well as the Italian economy primarily by bringing in tourists and business travellers from both mature and emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. These regions are known for their demographic growth and economic diversity,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
The A380 that will soon serve Emirate’s Dubai–Milan route offers a three-class configuration with a combination of 399 and 427 seats in economy class, 76 in business and 14 in first. It will operate daily as EK91 that departs Dubai at 1540, and arrives in Milan at 1935. The return service, flight EK92, leaves Milan at 2120 and touches back down in Dubai at 0625 the following day.
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