Emirates launches ‘first class’ service Thiruvananthapuram-Dubai | Kerala News

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Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, launched “first class” services on the Dubai-Thiruvananthapuram route from February 6.

It is the first international carrier to serve Thiruvananthapuram with ‘first class’ services – providing customers with superior products, services and comfort in the air and on the ground.

“This is the newest addition to Thiruvananthapuram International Airport Limited’s passenger amenities improvement efforts,” a statement from the Adani Group said. The first passengers of the first class EK service from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai – Amir Gallyamov, Gallia Tkhor and the famous magician Mr. Gopinath Muthukad – were welcomed at the airport with a traditional “Ponnada”. Muthukad pleasantly surprised his co-passengers by hosting an impromptu magic show.

Emirates is deploying its widebody Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class cabin configuration – offering 8 seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 185 spacious seats in Economy Class.

Travelers from Thiruvananthapuram can experience Emirates’ first class product on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Emirates flight EK 523 will take off from Thiruvananthapuram at 4:30 p.m. and reach Dubai at 7:15 p.m.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, Emirates flight EK 522 will take off from Dubai at 9:40 p.m. and arrive in Thiruvananthapuram at 3:10 a.m. the next day.

Tickets can be purchased on emirates.com, at the Emirates sales office or through local travel agencies. “Premium passengers can experience the ultimate in luxury aboard First Class cabins featuring private suites with seats that recline on a fully flat bed, personal power-operated minibar, fine gourmet cuisine and large LCD HD screen 32 inches,” reads the Adani Group press release.

The First Class cabin also includes electrically operated privacy dividers. First class passengers can also enjoy the luxury of the first class lounge at Dubai Airport and complimentary chauffeur driven airport transfer in Dubai.

“The security initiatives put in place at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport touch on all possible aspects of security measures necessary under the current health circumstances,” the statement said. “From rigorous screening, social distancing, sanitation and disinfection, processes have been carefully implemented and strictly followed on the airport premises. Simultaneously, TRV Airport has incorporated technology as a key element of security measures. While the installation of glass partitions on all counters, the strategic placement of hand sanitizers at all touch points, the disinfection of cabins in airports, are some additional measures maintained throughout this period, ”indicates the press release.

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