Emirates set to launch A380 to LA in December

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Emirates Airline has announced an upgrade of service from Dubai to Los Angeles with the introduction of the flagship A380 starting on December 2.

“Demand for our award-winning onboard service has steadily grown and customers have been requesting our industry-leading A380 to LA for some time now," said Orhan Abbas, Emirates commercial senior vice-president of the Americas.

“As Los Angeles is known for its luxury and the Hollywood lifestyle, bringing our A380 into the market was a natural fit as it allow every Emirates passenger the chance to experience the glamorous life at 35,000 feet before they arrive in LA.”

The 489-seat Emirates A380 offers 14 Private First Class Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 399 seats in Economy Class.

The A380 service will operate daily as EK215 and EK216, the airline said in a statement.

The announcement of the A380 on the airline’s longest route in terms of distance comes on the heels of last week’s news that the superjumbo will also be added to Zurich, Switzerland.

The A380 to Los Angeles compliments the double daily A380 flights already in place between Dubai and New York’s John F. Kennedy airport and becomes the 23rd A380 destination on the Emirates global route network.

Emirates, the largest A380 operator in the world, has 34 A380s in service and an additional 56 A380s on order; receiving one A380 delivery per month, on average.

Emirates currently serves six destination in the US in addition to Los Angeles - San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, Washington Dulles and New York JFK – and has also announced a new trans-Atlantic route from New York to Milan, Italy, which will begin on October 1.

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