Emirates upgrades Moscow flight
Dubai, March 3, 2013
Emirates airline has inaugurated its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its Dubai - Moscow route.
Offering 360 seats in each direction, an increase of 40 percent, the upgraded capacity closely follows Emirates’ recent deployment of a daily A380 to Moscow. In the last three months Emirates has increased overall capacity to Moscow by a staggering 46 percent.
Emirates upgraded flight to Moscow will offer Emirates’ passengers eight First Class suites, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 310 seats in Economy Class. The introduction of Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER on this route will also result in a consistent product across the two daily flights to Moscow with lie-flat Business Class seats now available on both flights, said a statement.
“Moscow is a key market for Emirates and we are always looking for ways to enhance our services on this route. This aircraft upgrade will open up more seats to our customers travelling to and from Russia, further aiding tourism and trade. The fact that Moscow has witnessed two significant capacity increases in a matter of months is testament to the customer demand for our services,” said Richard Jewsbury, Emirates’ senior vice president, Europe and Russian Federation.
The UAE and Russia have strong economic ties, with bilateral trade between the two countries growing by 40 percent in the first half of 2012 to over $1 billion. There are over 40 major Russian companies and more than 350 joint ventures in the UAE and this upgraded service is expected to further extend this, the statement said. - TradeArabia News Service