Emirates has announced that both daily flights between Dubai and Moscow will now be operated by the airline’s A380, commencing 1 October, 2017.
The service will provide a seamless connection for Australians travelling from Sydney on EK413, EK415 and EK419, Melbourne on EK405, EK407 and EK409, Brisbane on EK433 and EK435, Perth on EK421 and EK425 and Adelaide on EK441.
Flights EK131/132 and EK133/134 will be operated by an 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.
The airline has amended its winter schedule to and from St Petersburg. From 29 October, 2017 until 24 March, 2018 EK176 will depart from Pulkovo International Airport at 23:55hrs and land at Dubai International Airport the next day at 07:05hrs. From Dubai EK175 flight will depart at 15:30hrs and land in Saint Petersburg at 20:45hrs.
This will also provide Australian travellers a seamless connection to St Petersburg with a brief stopover in Dubai when departing from destinations including Sydney on EK415, Melbourne on EK409, Brisbane on EK433 and Perth on EK425.
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. Given that Russian customers can now receive a free UAE visa on arrival, the new schedule opens up even more opportunities to explore the city and take advantage of the late afternoon departure from Dubai back to Saint Petersburg.
Frequency of Emirates flights between Dubai and Khartoum will increase from five to seven per week, commencing 8 August 2017.
As with Emirates’ current flights between the two cities, it will also operate a Boeing 777 on the additional services, offering customers a choice of cabins with 8 luxurious private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and plenty of room to relax in Economy Class with 304 seats.
All flight times are local.