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Revealed: Where and When Emirates A350s Will Fly

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We finally have a date to add to our diaries for the first Emirates Airbus A350 flight.

On September 15, 2024, the airline’s first A350 will take to the skies, complete with Emirates next-generation business class and premium economy cabins.

“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,” said Adnan Kazim, deputy president and chief commercial officer at Emirates.

Let’s take a look at when and where you’ll find Emirates shiny new A350s in the coming months.

Emirates Airbus A350 Added to 9 Routes From September

First up on Emirates A350 destination list is Bahrain (BAH) on September 15, followed by Kuwait (KWI) on September 16, 2024.

Starting with short-haul destinations means Emirates can get the most out of its new aircraft while it only has 1 of the aircraft type. Shorter, more frequent flights also mean flight and cabin crews can quickly get as much practice as possible working in their new office in the sky.

As Emirates receives additional new A350s, the Dubai-based airline will gradually send the aircraft to more destinations across the Middle East, Asia, and eventually Europe and further afield.

Here’s how the rollout is initially scheduled:

DestinationStart DateFlight Numbers
Bahrain (BAH)September 15, 2024EK839/840
Kuwait (KWI)September 16, 2024EK853/854
Ahmedabad, India (AMD)October 27, 2024EK538/539
Mumbai, India (BOM)October 27, 2024EK502/503
Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI)November 4, 2024TBC
Bologna, Italy (BLQ)December 1, 2024TBC
Lyon, France (LYS)December 1, 2024TBC
Muscat, Oman (MCT) December 1, 2024EK866/867
Colombo, Sri Lanka (CMB) January 1, 2025EK654/655

While airline schedules are rarely set in stone and things could change, no U.S. cities are currently set to welcome the Emirates’ Airbus A350 until at least 2025.

Inside Emirates’ New Airbus A350

By March 31, 2025, Emirates expects to have taken delivery of 10 of the 65 Airbus A350-900s that it has on order.

Due to completely refreshed cabins, the jets are highly anticipated by Emirates frequent flyers as well as aviation journalists and aficionados the world over.

Business class will be the most premium cabin onboard where passengers will enjoy Emirates’ newest business class seats.

The jets will also be the second type in Emirates’ fleet to receive the airline’s state-of-the-art premium economy cabin and seats.

Emirates A380 retrofit premium economy
Emirate’s premium economy seats on the Airbus A380. Image Credit: Lays Laraya for Upgraded Points

And finally, in economy, the cabin’s 259 seats are said to be “generously pitched.”

Notably, Emirates decided not to equip the A350s with first class, keeping this cabin exclusive to its Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 jets.

Final Thoughts

Emirates is finally diversifying its fleet with the addition of the Airbus A350-900 which will carry passengers for the first time on September 15, 2024.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information about the jets and their routes is revealed.

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.


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