Emirates’ daily flights between Dubai and Osaka are now operated by its double-decker Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft, giving premium passengers both a business and a first class cabin to choose from along with access to the aircraft’s Onboard Lounge.
The inaugural A380 flight to the Kansai region city arrived on Sunday, joining Emirates’ Tokyo Narita service as the only other Japan routes operated by the airline’s superjumbo.
Emirates first began flying to Osaka in April 2004 and since then has carried an estimated 2.6 million passengers on the route. The A380 will give Emirates some 38 per cent additional capacity between Dubai and Osaka.
“Osaka is a significant gateway for Emirates in Japan and this capacity increase allows us to extend our A380 service to passengers who appreciate an unrivalled travel experience,” said Thierry Antinori, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Emirates.