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Emirates to double flights to Moscow

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Emirates will begin double daily Airbus A380 services to Moscow from August 1, 2014, to increase capacity and meet rising demand on the route.

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The second A380 replaces the existing Boeing 777 operation and increases seat capacity on the route by 15 per cent, the airline said. "Since launching services between Dubai and Moscow on July 1 2003, we have received a very positive response from Russian customers and trade partners to the Emirates product," said Thierry Antinori, Emirates' EVP and chief commercial officer.

"Our Moscow service continues to grow in popularity, especially since the introduction of the first A380 on this route in December 2012. This second aircraft upgrade will help us meet the ever increasing demand."

The new A380 service leaves Dubai as EK133 at 0935hrs, arriving at Domodedovo Airport at 1445hrs. It returns as EK134 leaving Moscow at 1755hrs landing at Dubai International Airport at 2255hrs.

Across its two decks, Emirates' A380 will offer 399 seats in economy class, 76 lie-flat seats in business class and 14 first class private suites. The aircraft offers an onboard lounge on the upper deck for premium class passengers, while first class passengers also have two onboard shower spas. Passengers across all cabins have access to high speed Wi-Fi on the flight and 1,600 channels of ice, Emirates' in-flight entertainment system.


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