In response to popular customer demand, Emirates will provide an all-A380 service on its
Beijing (PEK) and Shanghai (PVG) services when it upgrades the second daily flights, EK308/EK309 on its PEK route and EK304/305 on its PVG route, replacing the current Boeing 777-300ER operations.
The move, effective from July 1 2017, will increase capacity to both Beijing and
Shanghai, offering Emirates passengers even more seamless A380-to- A380 connections
between the two Chinese cities and over 30 international points via its hub in Dubai. This
upgrade strengthens Emirates’ overall mainland China offering, which also includes
services to Guangzhou, Yinchuan and Zhengzhou.
The popular Emirates A380, which offers up to 519 seats in a three class configuration on
Chinese routes, now flies to seven North Asian cities, including Beijing, Shanghai,
Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul in South Korea and Narita, Japan.
On Emirates flights to and from China, passengers in all classes can enjoy local Chinese
cuisine, and industry-leading service from Chinese-speaking cabin crew. Passengers can
also enjoy over 2,500 channels of the latest films and TV shows, as well as music and
games on Emirates’ ice Digital Widescreen.
First and Business Class passengers on the Emirates A380 can spend time during their
flight socialising in the popular Onboard Lounge on the upper deck of the aircraft, and
First Class passengers can enjoy exclusive use of the on-board shower spas to refresh
during flights. Premium customers are also offered complimentary chauffeur drive
services to and from airports, lounge access and priority check-in. Emirates also offers
generous baggage allowances, with up to 35kg in Economy Class, 40kg in Business Class
and 50kg in First Class.
Shanghai was Emirates’ first Chinese destination. As the first airline to establish non-stop
connectivity between the Middle East and mainland China, Emirates launched freighter
operations to Shanghai in 2002, followed by passenger services to the city in 2004.
Launched in 2006, Beijing routes first deployed the A380 service in August 2010, when
Emirates became the first international airline to fly this award-winning aircraft on
Chinese scheduled passenger routes.
Today, with 38 weekly flights to China, Emirates enables convenient connections to over
150 cities in more than 80 countries in the world, including 38 destinations in Europe, 20
destinations in Africa and 15 destinations in Middle East, among others.
Emirates is the world’s largest A380 operator with 95 of the double-decked aircraft in its
fleet and a further 47 on order. The flagship of Emirates’ all wide-body fleet, the A380 is
extremely popular with travellers for its comfort and industry-leading on-board features.
As the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing
777 aircraft for its passenger flights, Emirates’ operating fleet remains modern and
efficient while offering customers a high level of comfort. Since 2008, Emirates has flown
over 80 million passengers on its A380 fleet.