DUBAI, UAE, 23 April 2019: Emirates has introduced the A380 on the Dubai–Riyadh route effective 21 April.
Riyadh will be the 51st destination to join the Emirates A380 network.
Flight EK 817/818, currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, but as of yesterday is now served by the highly popular Emirates A380. The aircraft serve the route five times a week.
Emirates flight EK 817 will depart Dubai at 1850, arriving in Riyadh at 1935. The return flight EK 818 leaves Riyadh at 2125 arriving in Dubai at 0035 the next day. The deployment of the iconic double-decker aircraft will offer business and leisure travellers from Riyadh even more connection opportunities for a seamless ‘all A380’ journey to business hubs such as New York, London and Hong Kong as well leisure centres like Mauritius and Barcelona.
Emirates senior vice president commercial operations Gulf, Middle East & Iran Adil Al Ghaith said: “With the introduction of a regularly scheduled A380 service to Riyadh, Emirates is once again reaffirming its ongoing commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by catering to growing passenger demand.”
The aircraft offers a three-class configuration, with 429 seats in economy on the main deck, 76 fully flatbed seats in business class and 14 first class private suites on the upper deck.
Emirates has been facilitating tourism and trade in the Kingdom for more than 30 years, developing its services to Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, and Dammam. Today the airline serves these four gateways in the Kingdom with 84 weekly flights to Dubai and connecting travellers to key business and tourism destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
The airline has previously deployed two one-off A380 missions to Riyadh in celebration of the Kingdom’s National Days, and displayed its A380 aircraft at the recent Saudi International Airshow 2019.
For more information visit: www.emirates.com