Less than nine months after launching its inaugural service to Lyon, Emirates has confirmed that it will upgrade the route’s operating aircraft to a Boeing 777-200LR, effective from 01Feb14.
Offering a total of 266 seats in each direction the upgraded aircraft will continue to operate five times per week and will offer customers eight private suites in First Class, 42 of its latest lie-flat seats in Business Class, and generous space for 216 passengers in Economy Class.
In addition to increased seating comfort Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR also features ice, Emirates’ inflight entertainment system which offers up to 1,500 channels of inflight entertainment including the latest French films.
Passengers flying First Class with Emirates can enjoy a generous baggage allowance of 50kg, in Business Class, 40kg and in Economy Class, a sizeable 30kg.
The airline’s chauffeur-drive service is available to both First Class and Business Class passengers in Lyon and Dubai.
Emirates flight EK81 departs Dubai every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 14:25, arriving in Lyon at 19:50 the same day. The return journey leaves Lyon at 21:45 and arrives in Dubai at 06:15 the next day.
Since its launch in December last year Emirates has carried over 56,000 passengers between Dubai and Lyon. Emirates currently operates to three destinations in France including 20 weekly flights to Paris and a daily service to Nice.