Emirates to increase San Francisco, Houston capacity
Dubai, June 19, 2014
Dubai-based airline Emirates is set to add passenger and cargo capacity in San Francisco and Houston on December 1 and 3 respectively when it switches from operating the routes with a Boeing 777-300ER to its double-decker Airbus A380.
The A380 will offer an additional 135 seats to San Francisco and 137 to Houston, representing a 38 per cent increase in overall passenger capacity, and 80 per cent more seats across the premium cabins, said a statement.
The flight will be offering a choice of 14 First Class Private Suites and 76 lie-flat Business Class seats, 399 Economy Class seats to San Francisco and 401 to Houston, it said.
San Francisco and Houston will be Emirates’ fourth and fifth US gateways serviced by an A380, joining New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas/Fort Worth which is due to commence on October 1.
The onboard passengers in all three cabins can enjoy over 1,800 channels of entertainment on ice, Emirates’ multi award-winning in-flight information, entertainment and communication system, while also enjoying specially created gourmet cuisine with a regional flavour and specially selected beverages while being served by Emirates multi-lingual cabin crew.
The entire upper deck of an Emirates A380 is dedicated to its premium First Class and Business Class cabins, creating a relaxed and exclusive space. The two First Class Shower Spas will allow passengers to arrive feeling refreshed.
The Economy Class passengers are also well catered for with comfortable ergonomically designed seats with adjustable headrest and personal 12.1-inch touch screen TV’s, showing the latest in entertainment.
Each seat also features a laptop power supply and USB port, wifi access and mobile phone connectivity allowing passengers to stay connected throughout the flight. - TradeArabia News Service