Emirates launches A380 flights to Hamburg, Osaka.
The inaugural Emirates A380 flight to Osaka, led by Japanese-born Captain Alan Aniceto, left, Captain Ali Kashwani, center, and First Officer Hassan Mohammad, both UAE nationals, departed from Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport on Sunday morning.
Emirates has expanded the network of destinations served by its flagship A380 aircraft with the launch of new scheduled A380 services to Hamburg and Osaka this week.
The inaugural A380 service from Dubai to Osaka landed on Oct. 28 while the second A380 service launch from Dubai to Hamburg landed on Oct. 29. Both aircraft were greeted by traditional water cannon salutes, and VIP delegations from Dubai, Hamburg and Osaka, including Emirates executives, VIP guests, media and industry partners, attended ceremonies in the arrival airports.
For Emirates, the A380 inaugural flight to Hamburg was a special celebratory event, marking the homecoming of the aircraft to the city where it was manufactured and fitted out. To celebrate the launch, Emirates' chefs created a special menu allowing passengers to have a taste of the region in flight and enjoy specialty German dishes. As with all Emirates flights to Japan, passengers on board the inaugural flight enjoyed Japanese-inspired cuisine, including traditional Kaiseki menus and specially designed bento boxes.
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