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Emirates A380 lands in Austria

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The Emirates A380 has returned to  Vienna again today after a break of nearly four years and carrying more than 400 passengers to the Austrian capital. Emirates has become the only air carrier to operate the double-decker at Vienna International Airport, a significant milestone in the history of the partnership between the two entities.

The iconic aircraft landed on Austrian soil for the first time back in 2014 to mark the 10th anniversary of Emirates’ operations in Austria, followed by a scheduled A380 service in 2016 between Dubai and Vienna.

“We are delighted to bring our A380 back on the Vienna-Dubai route and offer our passengers the incomparable experience on board the popular aircraft. The A380 is Emirates’ flagship aircraft and a fan-favourite among passengers around the world. The return of the double-decker marks a milestone for Emirates’ operations in Austria and demonstrates the significance of our market in Emirates’ global route network,” says Elisabeth Zauner, Country Manager Emirates Austria, on the resumption of the scheduled Emirates A380 operations to Vienna.

Julian Jäger, Joint CEO of Vienna Airport, is also enthusiastic about the return of the Emirates A380: “I am delighted that the Emirates A380 is back in regular service to Vienna. The world’s largest passenger aircraft is a highlight for all travellers and a great enrichment for Vienna Airport. The associated increase in capacity is a further sign of the strengthening of connections to the Near and Middle East and is good for tourism to and from Austria.”

The A380 is currently the largest passenger aircraft in the world and the flagship of the Emirates fleet. More than 90 A380s are currently in service on Emirates’ global route network, including the popular destinations Bangkok, Mauritius, Denpasar/Bali and Sydney. With 14 seats in First Class, 76 in Business Class and 429 seats in Economy Class, a three-class A380 offers seat capacity for a total of 519 passengers. This adds nearly 20% more capacity on flights between Dubai and Vienna which supports tourism flows and offers even more choice for Emirates’ customers to travel from the airline’s global network to Austria.

Emirates flight leaves Dubai as EK127 at 0855hrs and arrives in the Austrian capital at 1225hrs. The return flight EK128 departs Vienna at 1510hrs and arrives in Dubai at 2340hrs. All times are local.

Travelers on the Vienna-Dubai route will once again be able to enjoy the amenities offered by the Emirates A380. First Class passengers can enjoy the onboard shower spas – an industry-leading product exclusively available on the Emirates A380. First and Business Class passengers can also enjoy the Onboard Lounge on the upper deck. In addition, all passengers will be served international and regionally inspired cuisine and benefit from the award-winning in-flight entertainment system ice with up to 6,500 channels of on-demand entertainment including Austrian content and Hollywood movies with German subtitles.

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