To coincide with commencing a second daily non-stop flight between Dubai and Los Angeles, Emirates has painted one of its Airbus A380 superjumbos in a special scheme.
The aircraft, A6-EON, has had a Los Angeles Dodgers scheme added, with “Official Airline of the Los Angeles Dodgers” titles.
It performed the first of the new rotations to Los Angeles on July 1st.
Here is a video of the aircraft being painted.
“We’re thrilled to continue growing our footprint in Los Angeles, the second largest city in the United States, and to be able to provide more flight choices to more customers daily as well as doubling the economic benefits Emirates’ flights provide to Southern California,” said Rob Gurney Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations, The Americas. “We strive to give our customers the best possible travel experience every step of the way through our award-winning service and industry-leading products.“
The new Emirates flight EK217, departs Dubai daily at 3:00 p.m. and arrives in Los Angeles at 8:00 p.m. The return flight EK218, departs Los Angeles daily at 10:30 p.m. and arrives in Dubai approximately 16 hours later at 1:30 a.m. This new service supplements the current EK215 Airbus A380-800 flight which departs Dubai at 8:55 a.m. and lands in Los Angeles at 1:55 p.m. The existing return flight, EK216, departs LAX 4:45 p.m. and arrives in Dubai 7:35 p.m. the following day.
Also on 1st July, Vienna joined the family of A380 scheduled destinations served by an Emirates A380. Emirates is the first and only airline to operate an A380 into the Austrian capital.