Following the successful launch in July 2012, Emirates has today announced that it will commence a daily A380 flight to Barcelona from 1st February 2014. Increasing overall capacity by almost 44 percent, Emirates’ new 517 seat A380 service will be the first permanent A380 service to operate into Barcelona EI Prat Airport, replacing the route’s existing Boeing 777-300ER Service and offering 2198 additional seats per week between the two cities.
The new upgraded capacity will also offer strengthened support for popular markets from Barcelona, with the Emirates A380 servicing 12 destinations in Australia and the Far and Middle East, enabling customers to enjoy a seamless A380 experience. In the words of Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations West, Introduction of A380 to Barcelona will not only permanently increase the capacity but will also further highlight Emirates’ commitment to the city.
The 517- seat Emirates A380 offer 14 Private First Class Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 427 spacious seats in Economy Class. Passengers in all classes of service experience Emirates renowned hospitality, receive a generous baggage allowance and in-flight Wi-Fi, as well as access to industry-leading ice entertainment system which boasts up to 1,500 channels of films, TV programmes , games and music.
The Emirates A380 currently serves a total of 21 destinations with a further launch of four destinations in the next six months. With this launch Emirates’ offer services to Brisbane on 1st October, Los Angeles on 2nd December, Mauritius on 16th December and Zurich on 1st January 2014. Emirates boast the world’s largest order of Airbus A380s with 35 in its fleet and a further 55 to be delivered.