Emirates will replace its Boeing 777-300ER operations on the EK308 / EK309 route and EK304 / 305 route with the Airbus A380, thus providing an all-A380 service on its Beijing and Shanghai services.
The move, effective from 1 July 2017, will strengthen Emirates’ A380 offering in northern Asia, which includes Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Narita.
On Chinese routes, the Emirates A380 offers up to 519 seats in a three-class configuration as well as the First and Business Class Onboard Lounge on the upper deck and the on-board shower spas in First Class.
Shanghai was Emirates’ first Chinese destination, with freight operations in 2002, followed by passenger services to the city in 2004. Launched in 2006, Beijing routes first deployed the A380 service in August 2010.