From late October Emirates will increase its A380 network by deploying the super jumbo to Bengaluru (Bangalore) in India.
The news will interest those readers working in the tech industry and especially those based on the US West Coast who tell us they use Gulf carriers to reach Bengaluru.
Of course there will be many more opportunities for our readers based here in the UK and in mainland Europe.
As regards UK-originating travellers, Emirates says there would be up to nine possible connections every day.
In other words there would be three opportunities from London Heathrow, one from London Gatwick, one from Birmingham, two from Manchester, one from Newcastle and one from Glasgow.
All the above have a connecting time of under 3.5 hours.
The other UK airport with Emirates flights (although the Dubai connections will not be so good) would be London Stansted.
Daily A380 schedules are:
Effective October 30
Flight EK 568 Dubai-Bengaluru 2125 –0230 (following day arrival)
Effective October 31
Flight EK 569 Bengaluru-Dubai 0430-0710
Emirates will be deploying a three-class A380 on the route. I say “three-class” because, at time of writing, there will be no premium economy accommodation.
These A380 flights are in the system along with some additional fights operated by B777s.
Emirates recently announced plans to resume its A380 services from Dubai to Perth in Australia.