Published: 2019-06-03 15:03
Last Updated: 2019-06-03 20:23
Emirates’ first scheduled A380 services have just touched down in Amman for the summer season peak.
Led by Captain Arif Al Reyami and Jordanian First Officer Laith Saudi, the A380 Amman service was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute. The first scheduled A380 service landed in Amman today at 1555hrs local time.
Mohammad Lootah, Area Manager Jordan & West Bank said, "Adding Amman to our list of A380 destinations on a seasonal basis allows us to provide our customers in Jordan with best-in-class onboard products and our renowned service for an unrivalled travel experience. Jordan is a significant market for Emirates and we continue to see strong growth in demand for our services. We are committed to cultivating the market and are confident that the launch of the seasonal A380 service will open up further opportunities in business and tourism for the country. We are grateful for the support of our partners at Queen Alia International Airport and the local government authorities who have made it possible to bring the A380 to Amman."
Emirates will operate its A380 aircraft to and from Amman until 26 October to cater to the increased demand for travel during the peak summer period. The airline has adjusted its schedule on one of its three daily flights (EK 903/904) with the A380. The move to deploy the popular A380 on both routes demonstrates the airline’s flexibility to optimise the usage of its fleet to cater to passenger demand within its network.
Emirates has been flying to Jordan for over 33 years, and has carried over 5 million passengers to and from Amman. With the A380 being introduced for the summer, travellers have more choice to explore unique A380 destinations on the Emirates network, as well as experience the ultimate in travel comfort on the airline’s flagship aircraft.
The Emirates A380 flying to Amman is set in a three-class configuration, with 427 seats in Economy Class on the lower deck, 76 flat-bed Business Class seats and 14 luxurious First Class Suites. First and Business Class customers can catch up, network and enjoy an extensive range of beverages and delicacies in the On Board Lounge.
Passengers in all classes can enjoy complimentary meals and beverages, Wi-Fi, hospitality and service from multi-national cabin crew and Emirates' award winning "ice" with up to 4,000 channels of movies, TV programs, music and podcasts.
The Emirates A380 will operate until 26 October 2019 to Amman. Flight EK 903 departs Dubai at 1400hrs and arrives in Amman at 1555hrs, while the return A380 flight, EK 904 leaves Amman at 1800hrs, arriving in Dubai at 2200hrs.
The Emirates A380 has become one of the most recognised and admired aircraft in the world, and more than 115 million passengers have experienced the airline’s flagship since 2008. Emirates currently has 110 A380s in service and 13 pending delivery, and is set to receive 6 A380s this financial year.