Emirates upgrades Dublin flights just weeks after launching services
[Tue 31/01/2012 01:23:30]
Just three weeks after the launch of flights to Dublin, Emirates has announced a larger aircraft will be deployed on the route from July 1.
Emirates has upgraded Dublin flights just weeks after
launching the new service from Dubai
According to Emirates, the new passenger service, launched on January 9, has already become one of the airline’s most successful route launches with load factors driving through 90% for many of the flights.
The daily Dubai-Dublin service is currently operated with a 237-seat Airbus A330-200, arranged in a three class configuration.
“Normally, this would provide enough capacity for the first 2-3 years of a new route operation, said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe and Russian Federation. “However, Dublin is exceeding our expectations much faster than was predicted and we need more seats to satisfy demand.”
From July onwards, the replacement Boeing 777-300ER provides a total of 360 seats, representing an increase in capacity of 52%. The Boeing offers 310 seats in Economy Class, 42 in Business Class and 8 First Class Private Suites.
Throughout all cabin classes of the 777, passengers will be able to enjoy the 1000-plus channels of the ice entertainment system, thoroughly enjoyed by travellers, especially those connecting through Dubai on longer journeys, or those with children.