Emirates announces first destinations to be served by new A350 aircraft


Emirates announced the first set of destinations that its new Airbus A350 aircraft will fly to when it enters service in September 2024.

Following the September arrival, the airline is also expecting 10 new A350s to join the fleet by March 31, 2025.

According to Emirates, the first 10 A350 aircraft will offer three cabin classes, with 32 Business Class seats, 21 seats in Premium Economy, and 259 Economy Class seats. Emirates plans for these aircraft to serve short to medium haul cities on its network, with Bahrain International Airport (BAH) as its inaugural destination.

Upon delivery, the new A350s are scheduled to service the following cities:

Middle East/GCC

Emirates will operate its first A350 to Bahrain on the daily EK839/840 service from September 15, 2024. Frequency of A350 services will progressively increase to cover two Bahrain services with the second service starting on November 1, 2024.

The first Emirates A350 will fly to Kuwait on the daily EK853/854 service on September 16, 2024.

Starting December 1, 2024, the A350 will serve Muscat daily on flights EK866/867 

West Asia

From October 27, 2024, the A350 will be deployed on EK502/503 to Mumbai Airport (BOM).

Also from October 27, 2024, EK538/539 will fly daily to Ahmedabad Airport (AMD).

From January 1, 2025 Colombo’s fourth daily service EK654/655 will also commence using the A350. 


From December 1, 2024, Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport  (LYS) Lyon will be served daily.

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) will be served by the A350 also from December 1, 2024.

On November 4, 2024, the airline will resume flights to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) with the A350.

Emirates said that it will announce more destinations in the coming months as new aircraft join its fleet.

“The A350 will be a game-changer for Emirates, enabling us to serve regional points with superior operating efficiency and flexibility across the Middle East and GCC, West Asia and Europe,” Adnan Kazim, Emirates Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer said in a statement.

“With the latest generation cabin products including more of our sought-after Premium Economy to more cities, top-notch in-flight entertainment technologies and an abundance of other customer-friendly features, the Emirates A350 builds on our long-standing commitment of investing in the very best customer experience in the sky,” Kazim further said. 

Emirates said that it has 65 more A350-900s on order, and all are carefully planned to support the airline’s future growth as well as Dubai’s D33 economic agenda set out by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which is to add 400 cities to Dubai’s foreign trade map over the next decade.

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