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Emirates extends new First Class on Singapore route

Emirates' newest First Class Suites are now rolled out on the Singapore route until the end of July. Are they here to stay?

EK New Suite Overhead (Dmitry Birin SS)

Note: Emirates has extended use of its Boeing 777-300ER on Singapore – Dubai flights with new First Class Suites installed until the end of August 2020.

Last week we reported how Emirates was introducing its brand new First Class Suites product to Singapore for the first time from 18th June 2020, in the form of a three times weekly service through to the end of the month. This early resumption of services was designed to add capacity after the UAE government unlocked its transit passenger restrictions through Dubai.

At the time the airline was provisionally planning daily Airbus A380 operation to and from Singapore from 1st July 2020, however Emirates has now formalised its July schedule and confirmed a (not unexpected) extension to Boeing 777-300ER operation on the route.

The good news is that Emirates is sticking with its latest Boeing 777-300ERs, fitted out with six of the airline’s newest fully enclosed First Class Suites and the newer Business Class product on the Singapore route throughout July, with up to 14 weekly services sporting the new cabins.


The schedule

In total Emirates will operate 49 flights from Singapore to Dubai in July 2020, all of which are scheduled to be operated by the Boeing 777-300ER with the latest First Class Suites and Business Class product.

Initially the airline will reintroduce regular service on 17th June 2020 (ex-Dubai), with the first Singapore-Dubai service departing in the early hours of 18th June 2020.

17th June – 30th June 2020
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
EK353 SIN0050 – DXB0415 77W ···4·67
EK352 DXB1025 – SIN2200 77W ··3·56·

For the first two weeks of July 2020 we see a return of the EK354/355 flight pairing, with total service increasing to 8 times per week across the two services.

Note also that EK352 also gets a timing change in July, operating an hour earlier.

1st July – 14th July 2020
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
EK353 SIN0050 – DXB0415 77W 1·3··67
EK355 SIN2140 – DXB0050* 77W 1·34·6·
EK354 DXB0305 – SIN1500 77W