On May 1 Emirates launched two new scheduled A380 services to Taipei and Prague – the only airline to operate an A380 to these two cities.
The A380 service from Dubai to Taipei landed at 1650 local time and the second A380 service landed in Prague at 1325 local time. Both aircraft were greeted by traditional water cannon salutes.
The inaugural A380 flight to Taiwan receives a water cannon salute at Taipei airport
Emirates has grown demand for its services on both routes and together with the increasing popularity of the Emirates A380 experience among customers, the airline made the decision to deploy one of its fleet of 77 A380 aircraft on each route.
The Dubai-Taipei route, operating as flights EK366 and EK367, will be served by an A380 sporting the new two-class configuration, which offers a total of 615 seats: 58 in business class and 557 in economy.
“Taiwan is a significant market for Emirates and we have witnessed a strong and steady growth in demand since our start of services [to Taipei] in 2014,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president and CCO.
“We are committed to cultivating the market through continuous investment and we are confident that the launch of our new A380 service will open up further opportunities in business and tourism between Taiwan and other countries.”
The Dubai-Prague route, meanwhile, operates as EK139 and EK140, and is served by an A380 aircraft that can seat 519 in a three-class configuration: 429 economy class seats on the main deck; 76 flat-bed mini-pods in business class; and 14 first class private suites on the upper deck.
For more information, visit emirates.com