Early last month, Emirates announced that it will introduce regular, scheduled commercial Airbus A380 services to Osaka (KIX) in Japan from October 28 this year, replacing the 777-300ER aircraft currently in operation. While this is still pending government approval, the deployment will represent a capacity increase of 38 per cent. Emirates operates one daily flight from Narita (also an A380), Haneda and Osaka airports to Dubai.
The Emirates’ Airbus A380 aircraft serving the Dubai-Osaka route will offer a total of 489 seats in a three-class configuration, with 399 spacious seats in Economy Class, 76 fully flat-bed seats in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites. Emirates flights to and from Japan cater to the needs of Japanese travellers with Japanese-speaking cabin crew on board.
First Class customers on Emirates flights to and from Japan can experience traditional Kaiseki (multi-course meal) cuisine and Business Class customers have the option of a traditional bento box.
Emirates is the first Middle Eastern airline to serve Kaiseki-inspired meals on board. The Emirates A380 is also renowned for its First Class Shower Spas as well as the Onboard Lounge for First and Business Class passengers, the most popular social spot at 40,000 feet.
As Osaka becomes the latest destination on Emirates’ global network to be served by its highly popular A380 aircraft, passengers travelling from the Kansai region in Japan can enjoy a seamless A380 experience to popular destinations via Dubai, including London, Moscow, Mauritius, Paris, and many more.
From Osaka airport, Kyoto is only 75 minutes by train and the International Port City Kobe from where the famous Kobe Beef is derived, can be reached in just over an hour by limousine bus from KIX airport.
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