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Emirates A380 lands in Riyadh for 88th National Day

DUBAI, September 24, 2018

Emirates operated a special one-off A380 service to Riyadh yesterday (September 23), in celebration of Saudi Arabia’s 88th National Day.

Upon landing at King Khalid International Airport, the aircraft was met with a ceremonial water cannon salute.

The A380 one-off service, which operated as a full flight of 519 passengers, was flown by UAE national captain Talal Johar, first officer Richard Markey and first officer Alessandro Anselmi.

Set in a three-class configuration, the Emirates A380 that flew to Riyadh features 14 First Class suites, 76 flatbed seats in Business Class on the upper deck and 429 seats in Economy Class on the lower deck. Passengers in all classes enjoyed Emirates’ multi award-winning ‘ice’ Digital Widescreen entertainment system, offering over 3,500 channels of on-demand entertainment, including over 300 Arabic channels. The largest selection of programming in the sky includes TV shows, the latest films, games, podcasts and Live TV.

Emirates has been serving Saudi Arabia since 1989, and also operates to Jeddah, Dammam and Medinah Al Munawarah. Emirates currently serves the kingdom with 91 flights a week. - TradeArabia News Service

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