By Andy Sambidge
Kuwait will be only the second market in the Middle East to be served by the A380 after Saudi Arabia
Emirates is to introduce a scheduled A380 service to Kuwait from July 16, marking the airline's 25th anniversary of flights to the country
EK 857 and EK 858 will be upgraded to a double decker, bringing Emirates' flagship aircraft to Kuwait International Airport
Kuwait is only the second market in the Middle East to be served by the airline's A380 after Saudi Arabia. Emirates currently operates its A380 to 28 of its 142 global destinations.
Emirates began flights between Dubai and Kuwait on July 16 1989, and the airline now serves the route five times daily with a combination of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
"We would like to express our special thanks to the State of Kuwait, the Aviation Authorities and Kuwait International Airport for their continued support over the past 25 years and for allowing us to bring the A380 into their country. This is a tremendous opportunity for customers travelling to and from Kuwait to enjoy the pride of the Emirates fleet," said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates' divisional senior vice president, Commercial Operations Centre.
Emirates has a total of 47 A380s deployed all over the world from LA to Auckland. The Emirates A380 on the Kuwait route will offer14 First Class Private Suites, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 399 seats in Economy Class.
"It is particularly fitting that we should introduce the A380 on our Kuwait route on the 25th anniversary of services," added Al Mualla.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.