Emirates will launch the first ever scheduled A380 service to Moscow from 1st December.

The airline’s 517-seat version of the A380 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER on EK flight 131/132, one of its two daily flights to the Russian capital.

The A380 is spread over two decks with the Moscow route version offering 427 seats in Economy Class, 76 mini-pods in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites – delivering the ultimate in commercial airline travel.

“We know travellers from Russia have been able to enjoy the Emirates’ A380 when travelling from Dubai to destinations such as Bangkok, Sydney and Johannesburg.  Now we are bringing our flagship aircraft to the Russian market so more travellers can experience this magnificent aircraft,” said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe & Russian Federation.

From 1st December, the new A380-supported EK 131 flight will depart Dubai at 1750hrs and arrive in Domodedovo Airport at 2315hrs. The return flight, EK 132, will leave Moscow at 0105hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0620hrs.

Emirates launched St Petersburg as its second gateway into Russia in November of last year.