Emirates has started first-class services on the Dubai-Thiruvananthapuram route from February 6, 2022, making it the first airline to offer first-class services to the said destination. First-class services would imply superior products, comfortable amenities and services on-ground and on-air, among other premium facilities.
“This is the newest addition in the passenger amenity improvement efforts of Thiruvananthapuram International Airport Limited,” a statement from the Adani Group said. The first passengers of the Emirates first-class flight that took off on February 6 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai were greeted with traditional ‘ponnada’ (shawl).
Emirates is deploying wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Trivandrum, with a three-class cabin configuration – offering eight seats in first class, 42 seats in business class and 185 spacious seats in economy class. The flight Emirates EK 523 will depart Trivandrum at 4.30 pm and reach Dubai at 7.15 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The return flight Emirates EK 522 will depart Dubai at 9.40 pm, and land at Thiruvananthapuram airport at 3.10 am the following day.
Tickets for Emirates Dubai-Trivandrum flight can be booked on Emirates’ website or via travel agents.
Amenities in Emirates first-class cabin
Passengers booking first-class facilities can enjoy private suites, seats with provision to recline to a full flatbed, a personal electrically-controlled mini-bar, fine dining and a wide 32-inches HD LCD screen. Electrically-operated privacy dividers will divide between the passengers. The passengers can access the first-class lounge at Dubai airport and complimentary chauffeur-driven airport transfer in Dubai.
Emirates announces 25% off Valentine’s Day offer
In another development, Emirates Airline has launched a special Valentine’s Day promotion. Travellers from the UAE can save 25% on specified destinations when travelling with their loved ones. The special deal is good for two or more individuals, and it can be booked for up to nine persons using the same booking reference. For the special deal, a return trip must be booked before February 14.
London, Istanbul, Mauritius, Nairobi, Seychelles, Maldives, Colombo, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Zurich, Moscow, Amsterdam, Munich, Paris, Barcelona, and Phuket are among the 20 tourist destinations available under the offer.
The airline has also offered a 'romantic getaway' with Emirates Holidays, with prices starting at Dh1,989 per person, including breakfast.