The Dubai airline will become the only carrier to operate a scheduled A380 service to the Egyptian capital after replacing the 777-300ER aircraft currently operating EK923 and EK924 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, sister publication Arabian Business reported.Earlier this year, Emirates announced it will also increase the frequency of flights between Dubai and Cairo, adding four additional flights a week to its existing thrice-daily service, starting October 28.
The four new flights EK921 and EK922, operating on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, will take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Cairo to 25.
Along with the new A380 service, Emirates will now offer 9,200 seats per week in each direction.
The Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft serving the Dubai-Cairo route will offer a total of 489 seats.
Emirates started operations to Cairo in April 1986 with three flights a week and since then has carried more than 7.3 million passengers to and from Cairo.
Operations have steadily grown with increases in both frequency and capacity between Cairo and Dubai to match customer demand.
Globally, the airline employs more than 2,000 Egyptian nationals in a variety of roles across the Emirates Group, including over 1,000 cabin crew.