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Emirates celebrates its 100th A380 purchase with special fares from Colombo


(PRESS RELEASE) - Almost a month to the day it operated the first ever commercial A380 flight to Sri Lanka, Emirates is offering travellers from Colombo a chance to celebrate the forthcoming delivery of its 100th A380 with special fares to destinations across the airline’s global network. A series of unbeatable value-for-money fares ending with the digits 380 has been unveiled by the global connector of people and places for travellers from Colombo, covering all classes of travel to Europe, USA, Africa, the Middle East, Australasia and the Far East. Fares begin at Rs 33,380, Rs 70,380 and Rs 226,380 inclusive of taxes for Economy Class, Business Class and First Class respectively under this exciting new promotion by the award-winning airline, and represent substantial savings on standard fares. These special fares are available for booking from 12th to 22nd September 2017, and are valid for travel from 15th September to 7th December 2017, the airline said. “Emirates is the largest operator of the iconic A380 aircraft, and taking delivery of our 100th A380 is a milestone worthy of celebration,” said Chandana de Silva, Emirates Area Manager Sri Lanka & Maldives. “We currently operate A380 flights to 48 destinations, enabling Sri Lankans to experience the ultimate in features and passenger comfort when they travel beyond Dubai.” On the Emirates A380, First Class passengers can relax in one of 14 flat-bed, massage-equipped Private Suites; the cabin also has two exquisitely designed onboard Shower Spas, ensuring a revitalised and refreshed arrival. For First and Business Class passengers the on-board lounge is the social highlight, featuring a fully-stocked bar and a selection of hot and cold canapés. Business Class passengers can relax in seats that convert to flat beds up to 87 inches (two metres) long, whilst those travelling in Economy Class can stretch out in seats with a pitch of up to 33 inches. As Emirates celebrates its 100th A380 purchase, a new Onboard Lounge design has been unveiled for the aircraft. Inspired by private yacht cabins, the new lounge features a more intimate and social area. With a clientele made up of Business and First Class customers on board the A380, the exclusive lounge accommodates 26 guests and serves the finest wines from around the world. The six wines on offer differ by destination but a champagne offering of Moët &Chandon or VeuveClicquot is always available. Each seating area in the new lounge will have a table and window view. The lounge will feature an airier look and feel, with lighter champagne colours used in the cabin and lounge seating areas, accented by a glossy dark wood trim. The lounge will also introduce soundproof curtains to partition the Onboard Lounge area from the other cabins, as well in additional soft ambient lighting options, new window blinds with integrated LED mood lighting, and subwoofers for surround sound. In service for nine years, the Emirates A380 remains the most talked-about passenger aircraft in the world today. Since 2008, Emirates has flown over 80 million passengers on its A380 fleet. All passengers on Emirates flights enjoy more than 2,500 free channels of films, TV shows, music, games and podcasts through ice Digital Widescreen, the airline’s multi-award winning in-flight entertainment system, inflight Wi-Fi throughout all aircraft, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine and Emirates’ renowned inflight service from the airline’s multi-national cabin crew comprised of over 135 nationalities, Emirates commenced operations to Sri Lanka in April 1986 and operates a total of 34 flights a week from Colombo -- 27 flights westward to Malé and Dubai and seven eastward to Singapore connecting onwards to Melbourne, Australia.
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