Emirates to fly more A380s to Europe

Emirates to fly more A380s to Europe
Published: 29 January 2015 - 6:25 a.m.
By: Arabian Business

Emirates Airline plans to launch A380 services to two European destinations - Dusseldorf and Madrid - later this year.

For both cities, Emirates will be the first airline to operate a scheduled A380 service, a statement said.

The addition of Dusseldorf and Madrid on July 1 and August 1 respectively brings the total number of European gateways served by Emirates' A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft, to 13.

Emirates currently has 57 A380s in its fleet, flying to 34 destinations globally, the statement added.

"Emirates is proud to further expand the number of destinations served by this incredible aircraft," said Hubert Frach, Emirates' divisional senior vice president Commercial Operations - West. "By introducing new A380 services out of Dusseldorf and Madrid, our customers can enjoy seamless connectivity on the most talked about aircraft, to popular destinations in Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean, Australia and the Middle East, via our Dubai hub."

As of July 1, EK055 to Dusseldorf will be operated by an A380 while EK142 to Madrid will be operated by an A380 from August 1.

The Emirates A380 offers a total of 519 seats in a three-class configuration.

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