Emirates A380 Lounge for First and Business Class
Despite India being its largest market, Emirates has been slow to introduce its flagship, double decker A380 aircraft on its Indian routes.
But that omission is to be rectified soon.
Emirates says it'll enhance its service to India with larger capacity aircraft to Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad.
The highlight of Emirates' expansion is the addition of Mumbai to the airline's network of A380 destinations starting July 21, 2014.
A380 is a giant double decker aircraft that Emirates added to its network in 2008. The aircraft is famous for its private suites and shower spas in First Class, lie-flat beds in Business Class, 1,800 channels of movies, TV shows and music, and in-flight WiFi.
Emirates' aircraft upgrades will add a total of 3,779 one-way weekly seats to Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad.
Mumbai - A380 Flights
On the Dubai-Mumbai route, the airline is upscaling its EK 500 and EK 501 between Dubai and Mumbai to a three class A380 aircraft.
The introduction of the airline's flagship A380 aircraft will boost seat capacity by 2,172 per week in each direction.
The A380 on the Mumbai route features 14 First Class suites, 76 Business Class seats and 399 Economy Class seats.
With the impending addition of the A380 on the Mumbai route, North American travelers can fly from New York or Toronto all the way to India via the large aircraft.
Delhi, Hyderabad - More Seats
Responding to higher demand, Emirates is deploying the larger Boeing 777 aircraft on the Delhi and Hyderabad routes.
Delhi is getting an additional 980 one-way weekly seats while Hyderabad boosts its capacity by 672 one-way weekly seats.
Emirates has been flying to India since its inception in 1985.
The airline operates 185 flights a week to 10 major Indian cities.