* The airline marks a milestone of operating its flagship A380 service to Bengaluru, carrying more than 700,000 passengers in first year of operations
* Anniversary coincides with introduction of four-class Emirates A380 aircraft featuring brand new Premium Economy cabins
* Emirates is the only airline to offer signature A380 service in the State of Karnataka
Emirates today celebrates the first anniversary of providing its signature A380 services to Bengaluru. In addition to marking a successful year of operations on the double-decker aircraft to Karnataka, today also sees the introduction of the Premium Economy offering on its services from Bengaluru, allowing customers to have more choice when planning their travel.
One year ago, Emirates proudly introduced its flagship A380 aircraft on the route from Dubai to the Silicon Valley of India. The much-loved aircraft has become a symbol of luxury, comfort, and cutting-edge aviation technology, enchanting passengers with its unparalleled signature services, including its iconic Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa.
Since its introduction in 2022, the iconic aircraft has carried over 700,000 passengers on the route between Bengaluru and Dubai. Furthermore, Emirates is the only airline in Bengaluru operating the world’s largest passenger aircraft.
As Emirates celebrates one year of A380 operations to the Indian city, the airline’s Premium Economy cabins today made a debut on its A380 services in India, including Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Commenting on the milestone, Mohammad Sarhan, Emirates’ Vice President –India & Nepal, said, "India is a vast market with a high demand for our services to Dubai and to unique destinations across our network. Ever since the A380 launch in Bengaluru, we have witnessed a tremendous response from Indian customers wishing to use our services to travel to our hub city or to other popular destinations. In our commitment to India, we are delighted to celebrate one year of our A380 operations in this city with an enhanced customer experience. The Premium Economy cabins provide choice for those seeking elevated luxury and comfort at great value."
The introduction of Premium Economy is set to redefine the passenger experience, offering valued customers even more options and comfort during their journey. The Emirates A380, renowned for its exceptional extra legroom has been a steady and long-time favorite amongst travel enthusiasts. With the addition of Premium Economy, the airline surely sets new standards in luxury air travel with its cabins featuring 56 plush cream leather seats, generous legroom and additional perks including an elevated dining experience.
Furthermore, passengers can immerse themselves in the world of entertainment with our award-winning in-flight entertainment system, ice. With industry-leading screens across all cabins and over 6,500 channels of content featuring movies, TV shows, and albums in Kannada as well, every moment of the journey becomes an extraordinary experience.
Emirates began operations to India in 1985 with its scheduled services to Mumbai and Delhi and has been serving customers in Bengaluru with its award-winning services since 2006. Emirates provides access to nine points in India, with customers enjoying seamless connectivity to its global network, with over 130 destinations currently.
Emirates’ 37 years in India have been defined by progressive investment, partnership and growth. In October 1985, Emirates launched flights from Dubai to Delhi and Mumbai which formed the base of its initial route network. Since then, Emirates has grown its India operations to serve a total of nine destinations across India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram. For more information on Emirates’ current operations, network, travel support, guidance, customer and employee safety, visit www.emirates.com