Emirates to Start a Twice Daily Airbus A380 Service to Moscow
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
an Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft pictured at Domodedovo Airport, Moscow, the Russian Federation
DUBAI - Emirates, announced it will serve the Moscow route with a double daily Airbus A380 service from 1st August this year, the second Airbus A380 aircraft will operate as flight EK133/134, replaces the current Boeing 777 operation and increases seat capacity on the route by 15 percent.

Thierry Antinori, Emirates‘ executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said: “Since launching services between Dubai and Moscow on 1st July 2003, we have received a very positive response from Russian customers and trade partners to the Emirates product.  Our Moscow service continues to grow in popularity, especially since the introduction of the first A380 on this route in December 2012.

"This second aircraft upgrade will help us meet the ever increasing demand, giving many more travelers the chance to experience our flagship A380 aircraft and all its comforts and features.

“Operating Moscow-Dubai now as a full A380 route reflects the strength of our commitment to this strategic market and opens up a wealth of choice for passengers travelling from Domodedovo to visit or re-visit Dubai, where Russian visitors are always very welcome.

Connecting through our efficient Dubai hub, more than a dozen Emirates destinations in the Far East, Australia and the Indian Ocean Islands including  rich variety of cities like Bangkok, Singapore, Sydney and Mauritius can be reached enjoying the A380 experience all the way.”

Igor Borisov, director, Moscow Domodedovo Airport, added: “This new milestone promotes Domodedovo airport to the ‘premiere league’ of the world’s airports, one of just a few offering Emirates’ service entirely using A380 aircraft. The airport is prepared - our ground infrastructure, equipment and staff are ready and set to provide the highest product and service."

The Airbus A380 service departs Dubai as EK133 at 09:35hrs, arriving at Domodedovo Airport at 14:45hrs. It returns as EK134 leaving Moscow at 17:55hrs arriving at Dubai