2023 will mark the return of Emirates to one of the most important destinations in the far east, Tokyo Haneda. Along with many airlines from around the world Emirates will soon resume flights to the Japanese capital city. This is a clear result of the Japanese government lifting all travel restrictions to incoming traffic in late 2022. So let’s take a closer look at the details of the returning Emirates Dubai Tokyo flight.
All About the Returning Emirates Dubai Tokyo Flight
The re-activation of this Emirates service will connect Tokyo to the extensive EK network. Therefore travellers will be able to reach Tokyo from over 130 EK destinations worldwide. This flight has been missing from the Emirates schedule since the pandemic hit in early 2020.
The flight connecting Dubai to Tokyo will fly under flight number EK312 with a daily frequency starting April 2nd 2023. As for the schedule of the Dubai Tokyo EK312 service it’ll operate as follows:
- EK312 will depart Dubai (DXB) everyday at 07:50 and arrive into Tokyo Haneda (HND) at 22:35
- EK313, the return flight, will fly out of Tokyo Haneda (HND) at 00:05 and arrive into Dubai (DXB) at 06:20
There is a quirk in the schedule: from June 2nd to October 1st 2023 the arrival time into Dubai International Airport of flight EK313 will be 05:50.
The Plane For Flight EK312
Emirates will be deploying on this route its most modern product: the “Game Changer” layout present on a selection of Boeing 777-300ERs. These planes are fitted with the all new EK cabin layout and will allow higher than ever levels of comfort and luxury, particularly in First Class.
Each “Game Changer” 777-300ER features a 3 class configuration with:
- 6 First Class Suites
- 42 Business Class Seats
- 306 Economy Class Seats
First Class on the “Game Changer” 777s is in a 1-1-1 layout offering fully enclosed private suites on 2 rows. Therefore there are only 6 suites available on each flight.
Business class still features 42 seats in a 2-3-2 layout, which means that 3 seats per row don’t have direct aisle access. Something that isn’t great particularly if travelling alone and finding yourself having to climb over someone’s legs to get out of your seat.
The 306 economy class seats also feature the new airline color scheme and updated entertainment system screens. The layout in Economy is a standard 3-4-3.
We’ll be seeing more and more Emirates Boeing 777 setup with this configurations as the airline works its way through its retrofitting and modernisation programme.