Emirates Reveals First Destinations For New A350 Fleet

Render of an Emirates Airbus A350 in flight
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Emirates has unveiled the first destinations for its brand-new Airbus A350 aircraft, which begin arriving in September 2024.

Ten A350s are slated to join the Emirates fleet by March 2025, and will operate on various short and medium-haul routes.

Induction of A350 Fleet Commences September

This initial induction of A350s marks a significant milestone for Emirates, signifying a strategic investment in its future.

The airline has a staggering 65 A350-900s on order, directly aligning with Dubai’s ambitious D33 economic agenda.

This forward-thinking plan, spearheaded by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aims to connect Dubai to an additional 400 cities over the next decade, solidifying the emirate’s position as a global trade and travel hub.

3 Cabin Configuration

The first 10 A350s joining the Emirates fleet boast a meticulously designed three-cabin configuration.

Passengers seeking an unparalleled level of comfort can unwind in the 32 next-generation Business Class seats, designed to offer exceptional privacy and personalized service.

For those who appreciate the perfect balance between comfort and value, the 21-seat Premium Economy cabin promises a delightful flying experience. Finally, the spacious 259 Economy Class seats ensure a relaxing journey for all.

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Initial A350 Deployment

Initially, these state-of-the-art A350s will focus on serving regional destinations within the Middle East, GCC, West Asia, and Europe.

Middle East

Bahrain will have the privilege of being the first to experience the A350’s revolutionary design, with daily service EK839/EK840 commencing on September 15th.

The frequency of this service will progressively increase, offering passengers even greater flexibility. Passengers traveling to Kuwait and Muscat can also expect to experience the A350’s advancements. Services will start September 16th and December 1st, respectively.

Western Asia

Beyond the Middle East, the A350 will take flight on routes connecting Dubai to key destinations in West Asia.

Passengers flying to Mumbai and Ahmedabad will see the A350 starting October 27th.

Emirates will be adding a fourth daily service (EK654/EK655) to Colombo, operated by the A350 starting January 1st, 2025. The carrier commences services on January 1st, 2025.


Europe will also witness the arrival of the new Emirates A350. Daily flights to Lyon and Bologna will take off on December 1st.

Passengers traveling to Edinburgh can expect to reunite with this beloved destination on the Emirates network starting November 4th. The airline will announce further details regarding this new route soon.

As with every Emirates offering, the A350’s cabin experience is designed to prioritize passenger comfort and well-being.

Render of an Emirates Airbus A350 in flight
Image Credit: Emirates

A350 Cabin Experience

Stepping aboard, travelers will be greeted by a spacious and tranquil environment. High ceilings create a sense of openness, while ample overhead bin space ensures effortless luggage stowage.

To further enhance the flying experience, the A350 boasts customizable mood lighting, scientifically proven to reduce fatigue and jet lag.

While the full details of the A350’s seat features and additional cabin amenities are yet to be revealed, Emirates has assured passengers that they can expect the latest advancements in technology and design.

This undoubtedly includes Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, featuring a vast library of movies, TV shows, music, and games to keep passengers entertained throughout their journey.

The arrival of the A350 signifies a commitment by Emirates to not only elevate the passenger experience but also contribute to environmental sustainability.

The A350 is renowned for its exceptional fuel efficiency, generating significantly lower emissions compared to previous generation aircraft.

This aligns perfectly with Emirates’ ongoing efforts to minimize its environmental footprint and contribute to a greener future for air travel.


The introduction of the widebody A350 marks a new chapter for Emirates. This technologically advanced aircraft, coupled with Emirates’ unwavering dedication to exceptional service, promises to redefine travel on short and medium-haul routes.

With a focus on comfort, efficiency, and sustainability, the A350 is poised to become a cornerstone of Emirates’ fleet, playing a pivotal role in connecting Dubai to the world and propelling the airline towards a successful future.

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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 5 Min Read
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