Emirates recently announced its intent to add a second daily A380 service to Zurich, adding 945 seats a week on the route, with 280 in first class and business class.
The additional capacity will commence from 1 October 2015. The Emirates flights EK85/86 is currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER and will be upgraded to an A380.
“We anticipate that adding a second daily A380 to Zurich will stimulate trade and tourism between Switzerland, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations West.
Emirates flight EK85 departs Dubai International Airport at 15.45hrs and arrives in Zurich at 20:20hrs. The outbound flight EK86 departs from Zurich at 22:15hrs and arrives in Dubai at 06:25hrs the following day. The upgraded aircraft will feature 14 seats in first class, 76 seats in business class, and 399 seats in economy class.