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Emirates to operate the A380 on Dubai–Mumbai route from July 21, 2014

A few days back I wrote about the announcement of Emirates to fly their A380s into Mumbai, close on the heels of Singapore Airlines launching their A380 services in India this past weekend. We now have a firm date for this move. Emirates will switch flights EK500 and EK501, which used to operate on the B777ER, to a three-class A380 from July 21, 2014. Here is how the new schedule of Mumbai operations looks like for Emirates: EK504 DXB0330 – 0810BOM EQV DEK506 DXB0935 – 1400BOM 773 DEK502 DXB1300 – 1730BOM EQV DEK508 DXB1610 – 2035BOM 772 DEK500 DXB2155 – 0230+1BOM 388 D EK501 BOM0430 – 0600DXB 388 DEK505 BOM0945 – 1115DXB EQV DEK507 BOM1515 – 1645DXB 773 DEK503 BOM1900…

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Emirates to start A380 service to Mumbai in July 2014

Emirates is surely stamping their foot and thinking how it missed the opportunity to be the first to fly their A380s to India, and Singapore Airlines will get that piece of marketing from here on. Anyhow, they’ve now announced they will move in to become the second carrier in India to fly the A380s, and they will deploy the A380s to India by upgrading one of their flights from Mumbai in July 2014. Quite interestingly, this information issued by the airline is not backed by the facts yet. Just like they are trying to act as if they had similar plans like Etihad Residences, and making noises, this is noise too because SQ recently held a press event in Delhi…

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Emirates launches a new Platinum tier

Emirates, India’s unofficial national airline (for carrying over 11% of India’s international traffic!) has announced a new Platinum Tier on Tuesday, as it gets ready to roll the red carpet on its new partnership with Qantas. Emirates’ Skywards program already had a Blue, Silver & Gold tier which one could qualify on achieving 25K Tier miles (Silver) & 50K tier miles (Gold). However, the new Platinum Tier is a significant uptick and will be only awarded to members who earn 150K Tier Miles per annum, and will be launched on April 1, 2013. The benefits include the following: First Class check-in and baggage delivery Access for member and a guest to the Emirates First Class lounge in Dubai and Emirates…

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