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Emirates begins A380 Amsterdam services
Published: 05/08/2012 RSS
Emirates has started serving Amsterdam with daily A380 flights, becoming the first carrier to offer scheduled superjumbo services to the Netherlands.
EK147 leaves Dubai at 0825 and arrives in Amsterdam Schiphol at 1330 and the return double decker service, EK148, departs Amsterdam at 1530 and lands in Dubai at 2359.
The three-class aircraft contains 14 first class private suites, 76 flatbed 'mini-pods' in business class and 427 economy seats.
Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President, Passenger Sales Worldwide, said the A380 added "much needed seat capacity" on a route which it launched two years ago.
Emirates' planes are no stranger to Dutch skies however, with Emirates SkyCargo serving Amsterdam with freighters for more than 17 years - carrying primarily flowers picked up from Africa for auction.
Melbourne and Moscow will be upgraded to A380 services from October and December respectively.
For more information, visit emirates.com
Report by Dominic Ellis