Emirates will deploy its flagship Airbus A380 on the Dubai–St. Petersburg city-pairing on a temporary basis during late October, replacing the Boeing 777 currently operating on the route.
Travellers connecting to St Petersburg from Australia can enjoy enhanced connectivity thanks to the extended service between Dubai and Russia. Flight EK175 will depart Dubai at 15:45 and arrive in St. Petersburg at 20:50, while the return flight, EK176 will leave St. Petersburg at 23:55 and arrive in Dubai at 06:55 the following day.*
This will be the first time an A380 has operated to St. Petersburg, demonstrating the extensive work and preparation the airport has undertaken in order to receive the double-decker aircraft.
During the period of 25 to 29 October 2018, flights EK175/176 between Dubai and St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport will be serviced with the superjumbo, configured with 14 Private Suites in First class, 76 fully flat-bed seats in Business class and 429 seats in Economy class.
During this period, passengers departing from St. Petersburg will have the opportunity to experience the A380 on onward legs of their journey to Australia, via a seamless connection in Dubai.
St. Petersburg is known as the ‘Venice of the North’, offering a wide range of museums, theatres, palaces and parks. Its historical centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Customers travelling to St. Petersburg in October can also witness the visual spectacle of the opening of the bridges on the Neva River.
Emirates first started operating to St. Petersburg in November 2011.
*According to summer schedule, which finishes on 27 October. There will be a slight change of timing during winter schedule, which commences on 28 October.