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Emirates says to launch A380 flights to Vienna

Dubai carrier announces plan to start superjumbo operations to Austrian capital city from July 1

Emirates says to launch A380 flights to Vienna
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The world’s largest passenger aircraft will start flying from Dubai to Austria on July 1, as Emirates announced that it will operate one of its two scheduled daily flights with its A380 aircraft.

The airline, which has carried almost three million passengers on the Dubai-Vienna route since it was launched in May 2004, will fly its three-class A380 with 519 seats on one of its daily services to Vienna (EK127/EK128) and retain its second daily Boeing 777-300ER service (EK125/EK126).

“Over the years, we have gradually seen an increase in demand for our services in Austria thanks to the strong response and support from our customers. We are very pleased now, as a further step, to bring our flagship A380 to Austria, offering an unrivalled travel experience for passengers in all classes,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates‘ executive vice president and chief commerical officer.

Julian Jäger, board member of Vienna International Airport, added: “Emirates‘ decision to deploy the world’s largest passenger jet for its scheduled flights to Vienna underlines the great importance of our economic region and the Vienna/Bratislava catchment area for the airline.

"This is a very special honour and we are now pleased to belong to the group of A380 airports.”

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