Just three weeks after the launch of flight to Dublin, Emirates has decided to upgrade the aircraft operating on this sector. Dubai-Dublin flights operational from January 9, 2012 has received over whelmed response from travelers. Due to which the airlines has decided to deploy a larger aircraft form July 1, 2012 onwards.
Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe & Russian Federation said that whenever they start a new route they do their planning in such a way that it suffices them for next 2-3 years, however it is for the first time that this sector has exceeding their expectations.
At present this Dubai-Dublin route with an average of 90% booking is being operated by a 237-seat Airbus A330-200. This will however be replaced by a Boeing 777-300ER providing a total of 360 seats. This will be a direct 52% increase from their present capacity. This all new Boeing 777-300ER will have 310 Economy Class Seats, 42 Business Class Seats and 8 First Class Private Suites.