Perths first Emirates A380 set to arrive tonight

first_imgWestern Australia will today welcome its first A380 service with the Emirates A380 arriving at Perth International Airport later this evening.From today, the double-decker A380 will carry up 982 passengers each day between Perth and Dubai.Emirates divisional vice president commercial operations, Australia, Rob Gurney said the airline is pleased to provide this new service for Perth travellers and visitors to the city.“After much anticipation Emirates is pleased to now be able to offer Perth residents the opportunity to travel on an A380 service non-stop to Dubai, and potentially onward with another A380 connection to more than 33 other destinations on our global network,” Mr Gurney said.The crew on board the first A380 flight, which is due to arrive at 17:35 tonight, will include Perth-born pilot of over 19 years, Captain Steve Darnell.Mr Darnell said it is an honour to be flying the inaugural Emirates A380 into his home city.“It’s a world-class aircraft to fly, and its spacious and quiet cabins also make it also very comfortable to fly in,” Mr Darnell said.“The many features onboard Emirates’ A380s will ensure passengers have the perfect journey when travelling to or from Dubai.”Passengers on board the A380 will be entertained with over 2,000 channels on offer through Emirates’ ice entertainment system.The aircraft arriving in Perth tonight consists of three classes: 401 Economy Class seats, 76 mini-pods in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites.The Perth A380 service will operate daily, departing Dubai at 02:55 and arriving in Perth at 17:35 on the same day.The return flight will depart Perth International Airport at 22:10 and arrive in Dubai the next day at 05:25.In correlation with the A380’s arrival, Emirates is investing further in the Western Australian market with an expanded lounge at Perth Airport.The lounge, opening later this year, will cater for the increase in passengers expected to travel on the A380 service.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more