Emirates expands its A380 service to 27 cities across the globe

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 17:28

Emirates' flagship A380 aircraft. — Photo courtesy of Emirates

As travel restrictions ease around the world, Emirates announced on September 28 that its flagship A380 aircraft will be deployed to almost double the number of destinations currently on offer, starting in October and November.

By the end of November, the number of cities that the aircraft will serve will rise to 27, up from the current total of 16.

The Emirates A380 aircraft remains highly sought-after by travellers for its spacious and comfortable cabins and modern inflight amenities. Thanks to the addition of 11 more routes to the A380 network, as well as increasing service to current routes, Emirates is poised to offer almost 165,000 additional A380 seats to customers.

In the coming six weeks, the signature A380 aircraft will begin to fly to popular leisure and business destinations such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Riyadh (subject to government approvals), Sao Paulo and Zurich.

Emirates has also announced the A380 will arrive at a brand new destinations not previously served by the world’s largest commercial aircraft. The carrier is scheduled to launch an Istanbul route on October 1, becoming the first A380 operation in Turkey.

As the world’s largest operator of the A380 aircraft, the airline’s total fleet of A380s will reach 118 by year-end, including six aircraft equipped with Premium Economy seats in a 4-class configuration. The airline currently flies to over 120 cities, around 90 per cent of its pre-pandemic network, and plans to restore 70 per cent of its operational capacity by the end of the year are on track.

Emphasising that the health and wellbeing of its passengers is top priority, Emirates has introduced comprehensive safety measures at every step of the customer journey. The airline has been building on contactless technology and has scaled up its digital verification capabilities through the IATA Travel Pass.

As international borders reopen and travel restrictions ease, Emirates currently operates 6 weekly passenger flights from Ha Noi and HCM City to Dubai. — VNS

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