03/02/2009 - Dubai Investment News
A380 routes expand

The number of routes that Airbus A380 planes are used on has expanded this week, as Emirates has started to use them on Dubai to Sydney services.

People considering buying in Dubai to give themselves a suitable base ahead of long-haul flights may benefit from the new services, which the airline claims have been dubbed "a premium hotel in the sky".

Senior vice-president of commercial operations for East Asia and Australasia said: "Emirates is not only committing to offer a revolutionary in-flight experience to travellers from these countries but is also enhancing capacity on the route."

He added that the introduction of the service is likely to be a welcome boost for tourism in Australasia as more visitors from the Middle East will now be able to book flights to Australia or New Zealand.

Total seat capacity on the route is to increase by more than 40 per cent, allowing for more people to take flights between the destinations.

And people onboard the services can expect to receive a good meal while in the sky, as the carrier has this month been awarded the Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier Middle East 2008 accolade from Pax International Magazine.