Emirates introduced its scheduled A380 service to Kuwait on Wednesday, marking the airline’s 25th anniversary of flights to the country.
"We would like to express our special thanks to the State of Kuwait, the aviation authorities and Kuwait International Airport for their continued support over the past 25 years and for allowing us to bring the A380 into their country. This is a tremendous opportunity for customers travelling to and from Kuwait to enjoy the pride of the Emirates fleet," said Sheikh Majid Al-Mualla, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Centre.
The double-decker arrived at Kuwait International Airport earlier today. It was July 16, 1989 when Emirates began flights between Dubai and Kuwait, and the airline now serves the route five times daily with a combination of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
The Emirates A380 on the Kuwait route will offer 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 399 seats in Economy Class, Al-Mualla added, noting that flights on the Kuwait route will operate daily at 4:00 pm local time. "The five daily flights will be soon be six." Kuwait is only the second market in the Middle East to be served by the airline's flagship aircraft after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Emirates currently operates its A380 to 28 of its 143 global destinations.
Passengers travelling Emirates A380 in First Class can step out of their private suites and visit one of two onboard shower spas where they can freshen up with a shower before landing. Both First and Business Class passengers can also chat over drinks and snacks in an onboard lounge.
Throughout all cabin classes, passengers have access to wifi, the award-winning ice entertainment system and gourmet chef prepared cuisine, served by multi-national cabin crew.