Emirates has confirmed plans to resume A380 flights from next month.
The Gulf carrier said on its official Twitter page that superjumbo services would operate to London Heathrow and Paris CDG from July 15.
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) June 23, 2020
The airline’s fleet of 115 A380s has been grounded for several months following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with B777s being used to operate flights as the carrier resumes services.
Last week Emirates announced plans to add a further ten destinations back into its network, with flights to to Colombo having resumed from June 20, Sialkot in Pakistan from today (June 24), and services to Istanbul restarting from June 25, followed by Auckland, Beirut, Brussels, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from July 1, and Barcelona and Washington DC from July 15.
In addition the carrier is increasing frequencies on existing routes in July, namely London Heathrow, Manchester, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Madrid, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, New York JFK, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong.
The carrier has been gradually adding routes over the last month or so, with Dubai International airport reopening its Terminal 3 to operate the flights.
Emirates’ move to resume superjumbo services follows announcements by several carriers to either mothball or retire their A380 fleets.
Lufthansa’s remaining superjumbos are not expected to operate for two years, while Air France has confirmed plans to retire its entire A380 fleet, with the carrier set to operate a special farewell superjumbo flight for employees on June 26.
Meanwhile Japanese carrier ANA has delayed delivery of its third and final A380.