Biggest passenger airplane visited Saint Petersburg

On 25 of October for first time in history the biggest airliner of the world Airbus A380-800 of Emirates airline has arrived in Pulkovo Airport in Saint Petersburg. In eve of school holidays the flagship of Emirates will make 4 flights from Dubai to Saint Petersburg and back from 25 till 28 of October 2018.

“Emirates is a reliable partner of Pulkovo international airport since 2011. We are proud that one of the leading airlines of the world is actively growing in St. Petersburg and opens for St. Petersburg unique opportunities for travel with Emirates. Start of flights on A380 on route Dubai – St. Petersburg is a confirmation of high passenger demand on both sides. Pulkovo International Airport has the necessary certification and infrastructure for the service of this type of the aircraft. “In the case of solution of Airline to continue to use A380 in the future on flights in St. Petersburg, Pulkovo International Airport will provide service for the passengers and aircraft in accordance with the highest the requirements of Emirates”, – said head of management company “Air Gates of North capital” Vladimir Yakushev.

“We’re happy to share this historic moment for aviation with partners from Pulkovo and Airbus. The arrival of our double-deck airliner not only demonstrates the airport’s readiness to service the Emirates A380 flights, but also shows the increased demand among Russians for flights on a long range flights of the Emirates route network. We thank our partners, Pulkovo Airport and Airbus, thanks to which Boeing 777 was temporarily replaced with an Airbus A380. Russia is a particularly important region for Emirates and we want to continuecooperation with Russian airports” – Vadim Besperstov, Director of Emirates in Russia and the CIS.

“The A380 is a favorite of passengers. This aircraft provides an unrivaled level of comfort in flight, being also the quietest in its class. We are pleased that thanks to Emirates, the largest customer and operator of the A380, a new airport has appeared in the route network. In the next few days, passengers from St. Petersburg will have opportunity to experience all the advantages of this remarkable aircraft” – said Julien Franyatt, head of Airbus in Russia.
Airbus A380-800 of Emirates is double-deck wide-body aircraft, that has a three-class layout and is designed for 519 passengers. This airliner has 14 personal cabins in the First Class cabin, 76 fully convertible chairs in the Business Class cabin and 429 seats in the economy class cabin.

A380 of Emirates is known for its private cabins with shower cabins, available for First Class passengers, and the Onboard Lounge for First Class and Business Class passengers, where a big amount of drinks and canapés are offered. Economy-class clients can comfortably sit in comfortable chairs with a step of more than 83 centimeters. Ice, an Emirates 13 award-winning infotainment system, offers a choice of 3,500 channels, including Russian content channels. All passengers can use free Wi-Fi and stay connected to Internet in the flight. Emirates customers can carry up to 35 kg in Economy Class, 40 kgg in Business Class and 50 in First Class.

The Emirates route network covers all parts of the world and allows you to fly to 160 destinations around the world with convenient connections in Dubai. On the way, passengers traveling with Emirates may stay in Dubai for a few days.

For nine months of 2018 airline Emirates served 121 thousands of passengers in Pulkovo, that on 6% higher than for the same period of 2017. Airline operates daily flights from Saint Petersburg to Dubai on Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 777-200LR.

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of Airbus A380: 105 liners are in the operation and 57 are ordered.

Vladislav Efremenko, Oleg Ivanchenko