- Chidozie Uzoezie
Big Autumn: Emirates Sends Airbus A380 to St. Petersburg
In response to increased demand for travel during the autumn, Emirates will deploy the A380 between Dubai and St. Petersburg, Russia, replacing the Boeing 777 currently on the route from 25 to 29 October 2018.
During the period, flights EK 175/176 between Dubai and St. Petersburg will be operated by an A380 offering 14 First Class Suites , 76 Business Class seats and 429 Economy Class seats.
Flight EK175 will depart Dubai at 15:45 and arrive in St. Petersburg at 20:50. Return flight, EK176 will leave St. Petersburg at 23:55 and arrive in Dubai at 06:55 the following morning.
This will be the first time an A380 has operated to St. Petersburg, demonstrating the extensive work and preparation the airport has undertaken in order to receive the double-decker aircraft.
The Emirates A380 is popular for its First Class Private Suites, Shower Spas and Onboard Lounge for First Class and Business Class passengers, offering a wide range of drinks and canapés, as well as space to socialise or simply relax.
Emirates is the world's largest operator of the Airbus A380 fleet with 104 aircraft in service and another 58 pending delivery.
St. Petersburg is known as the ‘Venice of the North’, offering a wide range of museums, theatres, palaces and parks. Its historical centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Customers travelling to St. Petersburg in October can also witness the visual spectacle of the opening of the bridges on the Neva River.