Emirates is continuing to bring its A380 fleet back into service, with newly announced flights to Amsterdam and London.
As reported last month, the carrier resumed superjumbo services to Paris CDG and London Heathrow this week.
The airline’s fleet of 115 A380s had been grounded for several months following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with B777s being used to operate flights as the carrier resumes services.
Now Emirates has posted a tweet confirming that the A380 will operate on a daily flight to Amsterdam Schiphol from August 1, as well as on a second daily Heathrow service from the same date.
The Emirates @Airbus A380 returns to the skies with flights to @HeathrowAirport & @ParisAeroport. Emirates will also deploy a daily A380 to Amsterdam @Schiphol & a second daily A380 service to @HeathrowAirport from 1 August. https://t.co/8yWrLHSXHy#FlyEmiratesFlyBetter @DXB pic.twitter.com/MEY140hjHP
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) July 15, 2020
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.