Emirates will introduce a regular scheduled commercial Airbus A380 services to Osaka (KIX) in Japan in October.
The deployment of the double-decker aircraft represents a capacity increase of 38%, Emirates revealed in a press statement.
The A380 will replace the 777-300ER aircraft currently operating on the EK316/EK317 service to and from Osaka.
The Emirates’ Airbus A380 aircraft serving the Dubai-Osaka route will offer a total of 489 seats in a three-class configuration. 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.
The Emirates A380 is also renowned for its First Class Shower Spas as well as the Onboard Lounge for First and Business Class passengers.
Rich in history, the Kansai (West) Region is home to many well-known attractions like Arima Onsen - one of the famous and oldest hot springs and Nara, the former historic capital. Visitors can also admire historical landmarks including UNESCO world heritage sites such as Himeji Castle which can be reached in around 20 minutes by Japan’s famous bullet train, the Shinkansen. The region is also known as the birthplace of many traditional art forms such as the art of flower arrangement, Ikebana.
Osaka is one of seven prefectures in the Kansai region which forms the core region of western Japan.