Dubai Tourism

Emirates reinforces commitment to Austria with one-off A380 service

Press Release   •   May 27, 2014 08:24 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, operated a one-off A380 service last night to mark its 10-year anniversary and continued commitment to Austria.

This important milestone signals the first ever commercially scheduled A380 service to Vienna
International Airport. Emirates has been flying to Austria since May 2004.

On the flight deck of last night’s A380 flight to Vienna were Captain Ali Kashwani and Austrian born First Officer Markus Ausserhofer. Over 600 plane spotters and spectators gathered around the edges of the airport to witness the giant aircraft touch down in Vienna. SEE THE PRESS RELEASE


Dubai Tourism or DTCM is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector; markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector; and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the DTCM portfolio include Dubai Convention and Events Bureau, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (formerly known as Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment). In addition to its headquarters in Dubai, DTCM operates 20 offices worldwide.