Emirates added its A380 to three routes over the weekend, bringing the total number of superjumbo services operated by the carrier to 49 cities across six continents.

The Gulf airline has now rostered its superjumbo onto existing B777 flights to Casablanca and Sao Paulo, as well as reintroducing it onto services to Tokyo Narita.

The new A380 services are EK318 and EK319 between Dubai and Tokyo Narita, EK751 and EK752 between Dubai and Casablanca, and EK261 and EK262 between Dubai and Sao Paulo.

The additions mean Emirates is the first airline to operate scheduled superjumbo services to Latin America and North Africa. The carrier said that the reintroduction of A380 services to Narita “is in response to the healthy demand for travel between Japan and Dubai”.

Emirates currently has 94 A380 aircraft in service, with a further 48 on order. The carrier recently moved to an all A380 and B777 fleet, following the retirement of its last A330 and A340 aircraft.

In December Emirates launched the world’s shortest A380 route between Dubai and Doha, and the carrier will also add the superjumbo to its Dubai-Nice route from July 1.