posted on 02/08/2012: 758 views
Emirates launched A380 services on its Amsterdam route on Wednesday, the carrier said it a statement, adding it is the first carrier to offer a scheduled A380 service to the Netherlands.
The superjumbo will become the 19th A380 destination among a host of major cities around the world, operating as EK 0147, on the daily Dubai to Amsterdam route.
Operating services to the Netherlands for around two years now, Emirates is adding much-needed seat capacity – over 2,000 seats a week in order to further stimulate tourism and trade between the Netherlands, UAE and beyond, according to Thierry Antinori, Emirates' Executive Vice President, Passenger Sales Worldwide.
"Emirates is responding to strong demand by bringing its flagship aircraft to one of Europe's most important trading and logistics hubs,” he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Emirates' cargo unit, SkyCargo, has been serving the Dutch capital with freighters for more than 17 years, with flowers picked up from Africa, bound for auction in the Netherlands, amongst the key commodities carried, Emirates said, adding that over 16.5 million kg of cargo was carried between Dubai and Amsterdam in 2011.Currently operating 22 A380s in all, Emirates is the largest A380 operator in the world at present. The carrier said it has carried more than 10 million passengers so far. – Gulf News
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