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Emirates’ Superjumbo A380 to Operate Athens-Dubai Service in June

Emirates’ superjumbo A380 aircraft will return to Athens Airport for the second half of June to operate on the Athens – Dubai service.

The aircraft will conduct the second scheduled daily flight between the two cities between June 15-30.

Emirates A380 First class, pr release

Emirates A380 First class.

Emirates’ EK103 flight will depart from Dubai at 4.20 pm to reach Athens at 8.25 pm. Flight EK104 will depart from Athens at 11.10 pm to land in Dubai at 4.45 am the next day.

The two-storey aircraft had landed in Athens for the first time in 2012 to conduct a single route, aiming to enhance the tourism and commercial relations between Greece and the United Arab Emirates. “This year it is coming back to offer 2,031 additional seats in 15 days,” the company said.

The A380 offers 429 seats in Economy class; 76 seats-beds in Business class and 14 private suites in First class on the first floor. First class passengers can also enjoy one of the two available “Shower Spas”, as well as free drinks in the “On Board Lounge”.

Emirates’ A380 On Board Lounge.

The carrier currently operates 103 A380 aircraft, while 59 more will be added in the future. Furthermore, Emirates recently announced a 16-billion-US dollar deal for the purchase of 36 additional aircraft. The A380 serves 48 international destinations globally.

Emirates started flying to Greece in 1996 and since then it has offered its services to 2.4 million passengers. The company is flying to a total of 158 destinations in 85 countries.

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