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Emirates to deploy 615-seater A380 to Copenhagen

10 Apr 2015 by Clement Huang

On December 1, Emirates will launch the densest A380 ever to Copenhagen.

A total of 615 seats will be offered across a two-class configuration, which is also a first for the superjumbo.

The two-class A380 will not offer any first class suites, while the number of business class seats will be cut. Instead, Emirates will dramatically increase the number of economy class seats available on the superjumbo.

To put this into context, the highest density A380 currently offered by Emirates is 517 seats, with 14 suites in first, 76 seats in business and 427 in economy. The new two-class configuration will offer a much-reduced 58 seats in business, to make room for an astonishing 557 seats in economy class.

With the new seating layout, the Gulf carrier will offer a total of 8,601 seats per week between its base in Dubai and Copenhagen. The high-density capacity also means the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger kilometre of any commercial airplane.

"After launching the route with an A330, we witnessed growing demand for flights to and from Copenhagen, forcing us to deploy the larger 777 after only six months. Today, based on strong load factors, we are happy to further up-gauge the route to our iconic double-decker, the A380,” commented Tim Clark, president, Emirates Airline.

“Emirates is making history with this aircraft, its fuel efficiency is better than most modern small passenger cars in terms of fuel economy per passenger kilometre, allowing us to reduce emissions without compromising on comfort,” added Clark. 

Flight EK151 departs Dubai daily at 0820 and arrives in Copenhagen at 1220. The return service will then take off again at 1420 and touch back down in Dubai at 2335.

The Gulf carrier has not revealed any details about what it intends to do with the space previously reserved for first class passengers, along with the spot on the upper deck where the two first class shower areas are located. 

However, Emirates has confirmed that its iconic Onboard Lounge area with the attached bar will continue to be available for business class passengers.

For more information, visit emirates.com

Clement Huang

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