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Emirates airline to operate special flight via giant A380 to Taiwan

Emirates airline to operate special flight via giant A380 to Taiwan

Taipei, June 17 (CNA) The Dubai-based airline Emirates said Wednesday it will operate special round-trip flights to Taiwan on July 19 via the massive A380 aircraft, a double-deck jetliner manufactured by Airbus and currently the world's largest passenger airliner.
Emirates will also be the first airline using the A380 with passengers on board to land at Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport, which just installed two double-deck jet bridges last month for use by the gargantuan aircraft.
Flight EK366 will take off in Dubai at 4:05 a.m. (local time) and arrive at Taoyuan 4:40 p.m., while the return flight EK367 is scheduled to depart at 11:45 p.m. to arrive in Dubai at 4:15 a.m. the next day, the carrier said.
Travel time on both flights will be eight hours and 30 minutes, the Emirates said, adding that first class passengers can enjoy a shower spa during their flights.
Emirates said the colossal A380 jet, which features 14 first class suites, 76 business class seats and 427 economy seats, also prides itself with in-flight entertainment with more than 2,000 channels, as well as Wi-Fi services.
The carrier is currently using Boeing 777 jets on its Dubai-Taipei route, launched in February 2014.
Emirates is the first and only airline offering direct flights between the two cities, and recently announced that it will expand capacity on the route by 20 percent starting Dec. 1 to meet increasing demand from Taiwan's market.
The carrier said in May it will use a two-class Boeing 777-300ER instead of a three-class Boeing 777-300ER on the flight, increasing capacity to 428 passengers or 74 more than at present. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-20 07:27 GMT+08:00