By Jamie Goodwin
Airline launches new route by decking aircraft in branding of US baseball team
Emirates launched its second daily A380 service from Dubai to Los Angeles International Airport on Friday.
The route increases the airline’s daily capacity to the US city to just under 1,000 passengers.
It also added Austrian capital Vienna to the list of cities it travels to by Airbus A380.
The second Los Angeles route, EK217, will be operated by an Airbus A380-800. It was launched by an aircraft decked out in the branding of US baseball team the Los Angeles.
It is configured for three cabin classes with 14 private suites in first class, 76 seats in business class and 401 seats in economy class.
“We’re thrilled to continue growing our footprint in Los Angeles, the second largest city in the United States, and to be able to provide more flight choices to more customers daily as well as doubling the economic benefits Emirates’ flights provide to Southern California,” said Rob Gurney, senior vice president of commercial operations, for the Americas.
“We strive to give our customers the best possible travel experience every step of the way through our award-winning service and industry-leading products."For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.