The upgrade will come less than one year after the route’s launch. Since the launch in February of this year, more than 58,000 passengers have travelled with Emirates on the Dubai-Warsaw route.
"Our Warsaw service has developed quickly and with demand continuing to increase, we feel the right time has come for Emirates to expand its capacity," said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations West. “With the introduction of the larger aircraft, we will offer more than 5,000 seats every week on the route to key destinations like Dubai, Bangkok, Delhi, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, and Australian network,” added Mr Frach.
Emirates started its daily, non-stop flights to Warsaw from Dubai on 6 February 2013 with an Airbus A330-200. To meet growing demand on the route, the airline will upgrade the aircraft to a Boeing 777-300, with 12 luxurious seats in First Class, 42 deeply reclining seats in Business Class and 310 generously-sized Economy Class seats, increasing passenger capacity by almost 54 percent.
All classes of the new aircraft are equipped with Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system with more than 600 channels on-demand entertainment to choose from, including movies, television programmes, games, audio books and music from across the world.
Passengers flying First Class with Emirates can enjoy a very generous baggage allowance of 50kg, in Business Class, 40kg and in Economy Class, a sizable 30 kg. The airline’s chauffeur-drive service is available to both First Class and Business Class passengers.
In addition to carrying more passengers, the operation of the new aircraft will continue the positive momentum for Poland’s import and export industry. Emirates SkyCargo, utilizing the Boeing 777-300 will have a daily belly-hold capacity of up to 20 tonnes in each direction, which means businesses will benefit from the additional 56 tonnes of weekly capacity on the route. Key exports from Poland include pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and electronic products; while some of the main imports are machinery, sporting goods, medical equipment, electrical equipment and leather products.
Emirates’ flight EK 179 takes off daily from Dubai at 0725hrs and lands in Warsaw at 1130hrs. The return flight EK180 departs Warsaw at 1445hrs arriving in Dubai at 2215hrs the same day.