Emirates increases capacity to Jeddah to thrice-daily A380 service

DUBAI, 22nd November, 2015 (WAM) — Emirates has reinforced its commitment to Saudi Arabia today, announcing an additional four flights a week to Jeddah, starting on 14th December.
The increased frequency will now enable Emirates’ customers travelling to and from Jeddah to choose from three flights per day. All three daily flights will be operated by a three-class A380 in response to consistently high customer demand in the market.
“Saudi Arabia is a major market for Emirates and its importance is reflected by the fact that we will now operate three flights a day to Jeddah with our popular A380 aircraft. This is tremendous news for both our business and leisure customers and highlights our commitment to providing travellers in Jeddah, with not only the very latest in aircraft innovations, but also increased connectivity,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West.
The additional flights will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, bringing the total number of weekly flights to Jeddah to 21.
Emirates flight EK801 will depart Dubai at 01:40hrs and arrive in Jeddah at 03:40hrs the same day. The return flight, EK802 will depart Jeddah at 05:40hrs and arrive in Dubai at 09:30hrs the same day.
Emirates’ First Class and Business Class passengers will also benefit from complimentary chauffeur-driven service to and from the airport, along with access to more than 35 dedicated Emirates Lounges around the world.
Emirates serves Saudi Arabia with 63 flights a week via four gateways, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and Al Medinah al Munawarah. This will increase to 67 flights a week from 14th December with the additional services to Jeddah. All flights are non-stop to Dubai where passengers can experience Emirates’ industry leading Terminal 3 and travel seamlessly onwards across the airline’s 149 destination network.
Emirates has been operating in the Kingdom for more than 26 years, first launching flights to Jeddah in 1989. The airline was the first to introduce an A380 into KSA by upgrading Jeddah to a double decker service in 2010.