DUBAI, UAE, 11 September 2018: In response to increased travel demand during Russia’s autumn school holidays, Emirates will deploy its A380 between Dubai and St Petersburg, temporarily replacing a Boeing 777 aircraft.
During 25 to 29 October, in advance of the school holidays in Russia, flights EK 175/176 between Dubai and St Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport will be served by an A380, offering 14 private suites in first class, 76 fully flat-bed seats in business class and 429 seats in economy class.
Flight EK175 will depart Dubai at 1545 and arrive in St Petersburg at 2050, while the return flight, EK176 will leave St. Petersburg at 2355 and arrive in Dubai at 0655 the following morning.*
During this period, passengers departing from St Petersburg will have the opportunity to experience the A380 on onward legs of their journey to a wide range of tourist and business destinations on the Emirates network including Mauritius, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, and others, via a seamless connection in Dubai.
Through its partnership with flydubai, Emirates also provides customers in St Petersburg with convenient, seamless access to a range of destinations beyond Dubai, including Zanzibar and Kathmandu.
St Petersburg is known as the ‘Venice of the North’, offering a wide range of museums, theatres, palaces and parks. Its historical centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Customers travelling to St. Petersburg in October can also witness the visual spectacle of the opening of the bridges on the Neva River.
Emirates remains committed to the Russian market, operating to both Moscow and St Petersburg. The airline has recently announced plans to launch a third daily flight to Moscow Domodedovo airport starting from 25 October, in response to increased customer demand for travel between Russia and the UAE.
*According to summer schedule, which finishes on 27 October. There will be a slight change of timing during winter schedule, which commences on 28 October.