Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Emirates has revealed on the GDS major expansion plans for its long haul network from the on set of the IATA Winter 09-10 timetable. The main highlights are as follows:
LHR - capacity increased from Jan 1st 10 with double daily A 380 operations + double daily B 773s + double daily B 77Ws. The second daily A 380 will be used on EK 003/004.
PEK - frequencies increased from 11 weekly to double daily effective Jan 3rd 10 i.e. daily B 772LR + daily A 343.
PVG - frequencies increased from 11 weekly to double daily effective Jan 3rd 10 i.e. daily A 343 + daily B 773ER.
FCO - in-flight product upgraded effective Dec 1st 09 from daily B 773A to daily B 773ER which will have the new F and J class product. This route will however be upgraded to a daily A 380 effective March 28th 2010.
ATH - frequencies reduced from double daily to 11 weekly flights effective Oct 25th i.e. 4 weekly A 332 + daily B 773ER.