Emirates to operate A380 fleet on expanded list of destinations

Emirates to operate A380 fleet on expanded list of destinations

The airline will reinstate its A380 service to Johannesburg, Sao Paulo and several European cities

Dubai carrier Emirates has announced that, from October and November 2021,  its A380 aircraft will be deployed to an expanded list of destinations. By the end of November, the number of cities that the aircraft will serve will be scaled up to 27 from its current 16.

According to a statement, the airline is gradually deploying its aircraft in sync with passenger demand as the travel industry continues on its path to recovery.

With the addition of 11 routes to the A380 network by November, as well as extra frequencies on the popular routes already being served by the aircraft, Emirates will offer close to 165,000 additional A380 seats to its customers.

Over the next six weeks, Emirates will reinstate its A380 services to destinations including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Riyadh (subject to government approvals), Sao Paulo and Zurich.


In addition, the aircraft’s first-ever A380 operation in Turkey is scheduled to launch on 1 October 2021 with flights from Dubai to Istanbul.

The airline’s total fleet of A380s will reach 118 by the end of the year, including six aircraft equipped with premium economy seats in a 4-class configuration.

The airline currently flies to more than 120 cities, representing 90% of its pre-pandemic network, and plans to restore 70% of its capacity by the end of the year are on track with the return to service of more than 50 A380 aircraft.

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