Emirates to Operate A380 on Moscow Route

Emirates will launch the first ever scheduled A380 service to Moscow from 01Dec12. The airline’s 517-seat version of the A380 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER on EK flight 131/132, one of its two daily flights to the Russian capital. 

The A380 is spread over two decks with the Moscow route version offering 427 seats in Economy Class, 76 mini-pods in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites – delivering the ultimate in commercial airline travel.  

For First and Business Class travellers on the upper deck, there is an Onboard Lounge, which opens once the aircraft reaches cruising altitude and provides a meeting place in the sky to share stories over a drink. Two Onboard Shower Spas are available for the exclusive use of First Class passengers.  

Customers in all cabin classes can lose themselves in more than 1000 channels of in-flight entertainment, while enjoying gourmet-chef prepared cuisine. 

From 01Dec12, the new A380-supported EK 131 flight will depart Dubai at 1750hrs and arrive in Domodedovo Airport at 2315hrs. The return flight, EK 132, will leave Moscow at 0105hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0620hrs. 

Emirates launched St Petersburg as its second gateway into Russia in November of last year.