Holidaymakers flying off to Dubai, Bangkok and Sydney from London Heathrow with the Emirates airline will soon be doing so aboard the world’s biggest passenger aircraft.
The Dubai airline has announced it will be using the Airbus A380 for all its flights to and from London Heathrow, meaning passengers starting their flights in style with access to more than 1,200 entertainment channels and a personal satellite phone fitted to every seat.
All five of the daily flights from Heathrow will be serviced by the Airbus from February 1 next year, with Emirates already operating a daily A380 flight from Manchester to Dubai.
Salem Obaidalla, the airline’s senior vice president of commercial operations, said: “Due to high customer demand for the A380 product, soon, travellers to and from London Heathrow will be able to enjoy our flagship aircraft on every flight.”
News that Emirates will be exclusively using the Airbus A380 for all its Heathrow flights to Sydney comes as the city topped a list of the world’s best capitals in terms of design and style, with Australia voted top dream destination by readers in US travel magazine Virtuoso Life’s annual Travel Dreams survey, beating New Zealand and Italy to the title.
The double-decked Airbus four-engine jet liner can carry up to 853 passengers depending on how classes are configured and entered commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.
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