Dubai's Emirates A380 touches down in Bengaluru
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Dubai’s Emirates A380 touches down in Bengaluru

Dubai’s Emirates A380 touches down in Bengaluru

The special service arrived on October 14, ahead of scheduled A380 operations which will commence on October 30


The A380 aircraft of Dubai-based carrier Emirates touched down at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport on October 14.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates to introduce A380 service to Bengaluru

The special service from Dubai to Bengaluru, operating as EK562, arrived ahead of the launch of scheduled A380 services, which will commence on October 30.

“The special relationship that we share with Bengaluru and the State of Karnataka is one of mutual growth and prosperity and we are delighted to introduce A380 services to this vital gateway for travellers in South India” said Adnan Kazim, chief commercial officer, Emirates. “India is a vast market with high demand for our services to destinations across our network, and we are especially pleased to extend our A380 offering to include an additional point in the country.”

Bengaluru service

Starting on October 30, Emirates’ A380 flights between Dubai and Bengaluru will operate as EK568 and EK569.

The daily flight will depart the airline’s hub at 9.25pm, arriving in Bengaluru at 2.30am local time the next day. The return flight will leave Kempegowda International Airport at 4.30am, arriving in Dubai at 7.10am, local time, Emirates also operates two additional daily flights to the destination, utilising its other wide-body aircraft, the Boeing 777. The carrier currently operates the A380 to over 30 destinations across the globe and plans to deploy it to over 40 destinations by March next year.

Passengers can purchase the tickets on the carrier’s website and sales offices, via travel agents and online travel agents.

Emirates began operations to India in 1985 with its scheduled services to Mumbai and Delhi and has been serving customers in Bengaluru since 2006. Emirates provides access to nine points in India, while Bengaluru becomes the second Indian city to be served by the A380 aircraft, after Mumbai.

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