GRU became the first airport in South America to receive A380 regular flights. Emirates’ EK262 flight from Dubai International Airport (DXB) arrived in Brazilian land on 26 March last year.
Currently, Emirates offers a daily service between GRU and DXB, carrying more than 276,000 passengers since the beginning of operations.
Hubert Frach, Senior Vice President of Commercial-West Operations at Emirates, states: “as the only airline operating with A380 in South America, we continue to enthuse our customers and set the benchmark for travel comfort on commercial flights. Since the introduction of our flagship A380 in São Paulo, we have increased our passenger capacity by 43%, which illustrates strong customer and market demand”.
Emirates is the world’s largest A380 operator with 102 units in the current fleet and 60 ordered. The aircraft flies to 48 cities in six continents, and more than 70 airports have already welcomed the A380.
For those who have not yet had the opportunity, but are looking forward to live the Emirates A380 experience, this aircraft is renowned for its first-class suites and whirlpool showers, as well as an on-board lounge for First and Business Class flying passengers, who can enjoy gastronomy and drinks made to order.
The service of excellence is in all classes, and all passengers can enjoy the Wi-Fi service and ice wide-screen entertainment, which offers around 3,500 channels of movies, TV shows, songs and podcasts.
On EK262 flight, the airline increased seat capacity by 38%, offering 491 seats distributed in 401 seats in Economy, 76 in Business and 14 suites in First Class. Passengers flying the route have the advantage of carrying up to 35 kg of luggage in Economy, 40 kg in Business and 50 kg in First Class.
In addition to the comfortable and quiet flight, Emirates experience continues in the airline’s lounges located at major airports around the world. For example, in 2016, the $ 11 million renovation of the Business Class lounge at Concourse B in Dubai resulted in even more comfort: bartender, Voss water island and Moët & Chandon champagne kiosk.
Business and First Class passengers can also use the free airport shuttle service with Emirates chauffeur available in São Paulo, Dubai and other destinations where the airline operates. Fly Emirates!
Source: Airbus and Emirates – images/video: release (April, 2018)