Emirates upgrades Milan route to A380
Emirates will grow its services to and from Milan with the upgrade of one of its daily Boeing 777-300 services to an A380 from 1st December. This will be the first ever permanently scheduled A380 service to Milan Malpensa Airport.
Bringing the A380 onto one of Emirates’ three daily Milan services will mean an increase in capacity of almost 38%. The triple-daily service connecting Dubai to Milan is currently operated with a mix of Boeing 777-300 and 777-300ER aircraft. One of these services continues onward to New York.
Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer said: “Introducing the Emirates flagship A380 service underscores our commitment to further developing the economic and tourism potential of Italy’s regions and cities.“
„With Milan Expo 2015 closely approaching, over 20 million visitors are expected to visit the city and more than 3 million visitors will travel to Milan from international destinations.“
On the Dubai-Milan route, the aircraft is arranged in a three-class configuration with a combination of 399 and 427 seats in Economy Class, 76 fully lie flat beds in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites.
The A380 service will operate daily as EK 91, departing Dubai at 1540hrs and arriving at Milan Malpensa airport at 1935hrs. The return flight, EK 92, departs Milan at 2120hrs and arrives in Dubai at 0625hrs the next day.