Emirates has announced it will operate its A380 between Dubai and St Petersburg, temporarily replacing the Boeing 777 aircraft currently operating on the route, in response to increased demand for travel during the autumn school holidays.
The A380 will operate during October 25-29, in advance of the school holidays in Russia, offering 14 Private Suites in First Class, 76 fully flat-bed seats in Business Class and 429 seats in Economy Class.
This will be the first time an A380 has operated to St Petersburg, Emirates said in a statement.
Emirates operates the largest A380 fleet with 104 aircraft in service and another 58 pending delivery.
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.
Emirates said it 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 October 25, in response to increased customer demand for travel between Russia and the UAE.
Emirates first started operating to St Petersburg in November 2011.
Source: Arabian Business