Emirates to increase flights to Moscow

World July 24, 2017 13:00

By The Nation

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Emirates continues its programme of expansion with the launch of two daily flights between Dubai and Moscow on October 1.

The new service will significantly boost seat capacity to and from Russia in order to meet customer demand, which also allowing multiple connections to a wide range of leisure and business destinations such as Mauritius, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Christchurch, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei and Sao Paolo.

The airline, which started flying from its Dubai hub to Moscow in 2003, has carried over four million passengers on the route. This aircraft up gauge sees an increase of more 1,000 seats per week and demonstrates Emirates’ commitment to the Russian market and further supporting tourism and trade links between the Middle East and countries connected by the vast Emirates worldwide route network and Russia.

Flights EK131/132 and EK133/134 will be operated by Airbus A380 aircraft in a three-class configuration with 14 Private Suites in First Class, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 427 comfortable seats in Economy Class.

In all cabins, passengers can enjoy access to Wi-Fi and more than 2,500 channels of films, music and games, 60 of them in Russian, through Digital Widescreen, Emirates’ inflight entertainment system.

First and Business Class passengers will be spoiled with the popular Onboard Lounge on the upper deck of the aircraft serving a selection of wines, spirits and gourmet delicacies, while First Class passengers also have exclusive access to the on-board Emirates Shower Spa.

Premium customers can take advantage of complimentary chauffeur driven services to and from Moscow Domodedovo airport and Dubai International Airport, access to Emirates exclusive lounges across select airports around the world and priority check-in.

The airlines has also made amendments to its winter schedule to and from St Petersburg, giving passengers even easier connections to many Emirates destinations including Maldives, Thailand and Sri Lanka with just a short stop in Dubai.

From October 29 to March 24, flight EK176 will depart from Pulkovo International Airport at 11.55pm and land at Dubai International Airport the next day at 7.05am. From Dubai EK175 flight will depart at 3.30pm and land in Saint Petersburg at 8.45pm.

The new times will enable clients travelling to Dubai an additional day in the city, arriving from Saint Petersburg early in the morning instead of late evening. Russian customers now receive a free UAE visa on arrival. The new schedule is set to give passengers more opportunities to explore the city and take advantage of the late afternoon departure from Dubai back to Saint Petersburg.

Book your flight by calling (02) 664 1040 or go to www.Emirates.com/th.