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Emirates schedule changes for Winter 2012

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Good morning everyone! For our first blog post, we thought we’d let you know about changes that Emirates plans to make to its schedules for Winter 2012. We normally share these things on Twitter and Facebook but there are a LOT of changes for this schedule. Without further ado:

  • Dubai – Beirut. As of 28th October 2012, this service will be increased from 14 to 18 times a week.
  • Dubai – Dammam. From 28th October 2012, this service is boosted from 7 to 10 times a week.
  • Dubai – Dar es Salaam. This route was previously operated by a 3-class A340-500. From 1st February 2013, this will be replaced by a 2-class 777-300ER. So, if you’re flying to Dar es Salaam, you can no longer book first class on this sector.
  • Dubai – Hong Kong. From October 28th 2012 – 31st January 2013, EK 382/383 will be serviced by an A340-300 rather than the usual 777-300ER.
  • Dubai – Larnaca – Malta.  This route will see substantial aircraft changes. From 1st October 2012 – 31st Janaury 2013 this route will be serviced by an A340-300, replacing the A330-200. As for 31st January 2013, this route will be serviced by 777-200.
  • Dubai – Riyadh. Do lots of business in Riyadh? This one will be good for you!From 28th October 2012, this route will be increased from 17 to 21 weekly services.
  • Dubai – Rome. A 3rd daily service was due to be introduced on this route but, unfortunately, this has been cancelled. Effective 1st October 2012.
  • Dubai – Cape Town. From 1st December 2012, second daily service will resume. This was suspended for October and November.
  • Dubai – Colombo – Singapore. From 1st December 2012, this service will be operated by a 2-class 777-300ER replacing a 3-class 777-300
  • Dubai – Copenhagen. As of 1st October 2012, this service will be operated by a 777-300ER (with suites!) instead of the 777-200.
  • Dubai – Frankfurt. From 1st October 2012, EK 043/044 will no longer be serviced by A330-200. Replaced by 777-300ER with suites.
  • Dubai – Glasgow. As of 1st January 2013, EK025/026 will be serviced by 777-300ER with suites, replacing A340-300.
  • Dubai – Ho Chi Minh. From 28th October 2012, a 2-class 777-300ER will replace the A330-200 on this route.
  • Dubai – Hyderabad. From 1st March 2013, EK526/527 sees the introduction of an A340-500 which replaces the A340-300.
  • Dubai – Istanbul. From 1st January 2013, EK123/124 will see a 2-class 777-300ER enter service, replacing the 777-200.
  • Dubai – Johannesburg. From 1st December 2012, the Airbus A380 resumes service on EK761/762.
  • Dubai – Lisbon. As of 1st Feburary 2013, a 777-300ER will replace the 777-200ER.
  • Dubai – London Gatwick. From 28th October 2012, on EK011/012 a 3-class 777-300ER will replace the currently used 777-200ER.
  • Dubai – London Heathrow. As of 1st Feburary 2013, an A380 will replace the 777-300ER on EK029/030. From that point, 4 out of 5 of the DXB-LHR daily services will be operated by A380.
  • Dubai – Lusaka – Harare. From 1st October 2012, service increased from 5 to 7 times a week. Operated by A330-200.
  • Dubai – Melbourne – Auckland. From 1st October 2012, the Airbus A380 will operate a daily service.
  • Dubai Moscow Domodeodovo. Effective 1st March 2012, EK133/134 will be operated by 777-300ER rather thank A340-500.
  • Dubai – New York JFK. As of 1st January 2013, this route will have a second daily A380 service.
  • Dubai – Nice. From 1st September 2012, Airbus A340-500 will replace the A340-300.
  • Dubai – Paris CDG. As of 28th October 2012, this route is increasing from 18 to 19 times a week.
  • Dubai – St. Petersburg. From 1st December 2012, this route sees a daily A340-500 operation.
  • Dubai – Tunis. From 1st December 2012, this route will be serviced by 777-300ER rather than A340-500.

Phew! If you know anyone who this information would be relevant for, please share our posts!

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