Airline

Emirates set to take A380 to Riyadh

DUBAI, U.A.E., 12 September 2011: Emirates will operate the first ever A380 service into Riyadh this month, in honour of Saudi Arabia's 81st National Day.

Operating into King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, on 23rd September, the one-off Emirates A380 service will operate as a commercial flight, giving customers the opportunity to be on the inaugural A380 service to the city.

"As the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is an integral part of Emirates' operations to the Kingdom.

The A380 is our flagship aircraft and it is fitting that we mark the occasion of the country's National Day by operating this one-of-a-kind aircraft into Riyadh," said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Gulf, Middle East and Iran.

The A380 has been operational between Jeddah and Dubai since February 2010, with strong demand from business and leisure travellers in both directions. The popular aircraft boasts 14 private First Class Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 399 seats with ice Digital Widescreen in Economy Class.

"The superior A380 product is an excellent fit for discerning Saudi travellers and our customers in Riyadh are eager to try the award-winning service for themselves. King Khalid International Airport is well equipped to handle the A380 and we are working closely with the relevant authorities to ensure next week's one-off operation is successful," said Khoory.

Emirates flight EK817 will depart Dubai at 16:55 on 23rd September and will arrive in Riyadh at 17:45 the same day. The return flight, EK818, will depart Riyadh on 23rd September at 20:45 arriving in Dubai at 23:25 the same day. Emirates' A380 will be the first ever superjumbo to touch down at King Khalid International Airport.

With 15 A380s currently in its fleet, Emirates is the largest operator of the environmentally friendly double-decker aircraft, operating services from Dubai to London Heathrow (double-daily), Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toronto, Seoul, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Jeddah, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney and Auckland. Additional A380 destinations that have been announced include; Rome, Kuala Lumpur, Johannesburg and Munich. 

More Airline
Big jump in international passengers for Saudi Airlines
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 March 2019
New Istanbul airport starts operations
Latest Travel News
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Kara...
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals...
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Featured Sights To See
National Museum

National Museum

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The National Museum of Cambodia is worth visiting! It features the statues of Hindu and Greek Gods, ancient tablets carved in Sanskrit and obsolete Khmer languages, and artifacts from primitive burial sites. National Museum’s most famous attraction is the statue of King Jayavarman VII in the courtyard. Photography isn’t allowed inside the museum however by paying a small amount you can capture sev...

Cataract Pyramids Resort

Cataract Pyramids Resort

Cairo, Egypt

The Cataract Pyramids Resort's has both an indoor and outdoor children's area. The indoor children's area includes a children's club with rocking horses, toys, and paddling pool (good for children under four years of age). The outdoor children's area includes a playground with swings, slides, a trampoline, fiberglass funhouses, and a pool for children older than four-years-old.   Th...

Diamond Harbor

Diamond Harbor

Christchurch, New Zealand

A small settlement on the Bank Peninsula and administratively a part of Christchurch, the Diamond Harbor is of scenic beauty with its shinning waters and green shrubs around the hilly areas. A few hours here can refresh tourists of the busy city life and open doors to many more activities like rock climbing, sailing, picnicking, cycling, swimming and snorkeling with dolphins. This route through di...

Günthersburgpark

Günthersburgpark

Frankfurt, Germany

One of the largest parks in Frankfurt, Guntherburgpark is filled with summer activities like swimming, roller skating, children parties and water games. This scenic park is an exciting place to bring your children for a family outing. Address: Hartmann-Ibach-Straße       Frankfurt HE 60389, Germany ...