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KOLKATA, 9 JANUARY 2024:
Emirates is welcoming the new year in Austria with great news: From 21 February until the end of the winter flight schedule (30 March 2024), the flights EK127 and EK 128 which are currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will be upgraded to a three-class A380 aircraft, boosting capacity and adding more options for travellers to and from Vienna.
Emirates’ flight EK127 leaves Dubai at 08:55hrs and arrives in the Austrian capital at 12:25hrs. The return flight EK128, departs Vienna at 15:10hrs and arrives in Dubai at 23:40hrs. All times are local.
Emirates passengers travelling from Vienna will once again enjoy the unique experience offered by the world’s largest passenger aircraft, including First Class suites and shower spas, the onboard lounge and, of course, the best international and regionally inspired cuisine. The award-winning in-flight entertainment system ice offers up to 6,500 channels of on-demand entertainment.
Elisabeth Zauner, Country Manager Emirates Austria, is delighted about the return of the Emirates A380 to Vienna: “The deployment of our A380 until the end of the winter schedule is a great milestone for us, which emphasises the importance of Vienna as a destination and as a departure point. We naturally hope that our flagship will return permanently in the future.”
Vienna has had to do without the Emirates A380 since August 2022. With this change in the winter flight schedule, an expression of the airline’s dynamic and demand-oriented fleet planning, Emirates will now be the only airline to serve Vienna Airport with the two-deck fan-favourite A380. The evening flights EK 126 and EK 125 will continue to be operated as usual with a B777-300 ER..
In order to guarantee a particularly high standard of comfort for passengers, the Emirates A380 offers 14 seats in First Class, 76 in Business Class and 429 seats in Economy Class on the Vienna-Dubai route. The use of the A380 means that almost 40% more passengers can be transported, which emphasises the importance of Vienna as a location and highlights the demand for long-haul travel via Dubai. Freight capacity on the Vienna-Dubai route will not increase as a result of the change of aircraft type.
Emirates is the largest operator of the A380 aircraft in the world with 116 aircraft currently in its fleet. Nearly 90 A380s are currently in service across Emirates’ global network, including to popular destinations Bangkok, Mauritius, Denpasar/Bali and Sydney.