Emirates has launched a new A380 service from Dubai to Kuwait, making it the world’s shortest scheduled A380 flight. The A380 flight to Kuwait is just one hour and 45 minutes. The arrival of the upgraded service on Wednesday at Kuwait International Airport, marks 25 years of Emirates’ flights to the country.
“This is a proud moment for the airline, said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Centre, who was aboard the inaugural flight. “We have gradually built up our services to Kuwait since 1989 and we now offer five daily flights, soon to become six. After experiencing the airline’s award winning products and services over the years, travelers to and from Kuwait can now enjoy our flagship aircraft, the most popular commercial aircraft flying today.”
“This is no surprise when you look at the superb product offering on board,” added Sheikh Majid. “All of our A380s are equipped with Wifi, up to 1,800 channels of inflight entertainment on the award winning ice system, an Onboard Lounge and Onboard Shower Spas – all supported by 25 friendly and multi-national cabin crew.”
The surprisingly quiet aircraft offers 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 mini-pods in Business Class and 399 seats in Economy Class.
Kuwait is only the second market in the Middle East to be served by the airline’s flagship aircraft after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
With a fleet of 224 aircraft, including 50 A380s, Emirates operates to 143 destinations in 81 countries across six continents.
Some of the new routes passengers from Kuwait can connect to via Dubai include Taipei and Boston, and in the months to come Abuja in Nigeria, Chicago, Oslo, Brussels and Budapest.