Emirates is set to increase its A380 services to UK cities following last week’s addition of the UAE to the UK’s travel corridor list.
London Heathrow will see a four-times-daily A380 service from November 27, compared to its current twice daily A380 service and once daily B777 flights.
Additionally, Emirates’ services to Manchester will increase from the current eight to ten flights per week from December 1. Six of these flights will be operated by an A380 aircraft, while the remaining four will be served by a B777-300ER.
Flights to Birmingham and Glasgow will also increase from the current four-times-weekly to daily services at both cities, from November 27 and December 1 respectively.
Travellers entering the UK from the UAE will no longer be required to quarantine, leading to greater demand for the route. Travellers heading to Dubai, however, will still have to undergo a Covid-19 PCR test either 96 hours before departure or on arrival in Dubai.
Emirates has also announced that it will increase A380 services to Moscow from the current twice-weekly to a daily service from November 25.
This news comes after the airline announced that it was redeploying some of its superjumbos as “mini freighters”.
The airline is the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380, with around 110 superjumbo aircraft in its fleet.