Emirates’ second A380 service gets an early start

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According to eTurboNews, Emirates will launch its second daily A380 service to Mauritius on 26 October, weeks ahead of the initial planned date of 1 December. It will increase Emirates’ capacity by 1,890 seats per week.

The first A380 service began in December 2013 (see story here).

This second A380 service, which will operate as flight EK703/704, replaces the existing Boeing 777 operation and will have a capacity of 489 passengers including 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class, and 399 seats in Economy Class.

On board, passengers in all three cabins can enjoy up to 1,800 channels of the latest movies, TV shows and music from around the world, alongside a range of games on the ICE in-flight entertainment system.

The latest technology allows passengers to stay connected throughout the flight with high-speed Wi-Fi access and mobile phone and data services. First and Business Class customers can enjoy the on-board lounge, while First Class customers also have access to the on-board shower spas.

The airline’s services between Dubai and Mauritius are operated in codeshare with Air Mauritius.

The flight will depart Dubai as EK703 at 10h00, and arrive at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport at 16h45. It returns as EK704, and will depart Mauritius at 23h00, landing at Dubai International Airport at 05h40 the following day.