UAE carrier Emirates will reintroduce its flagship A380 between Dubai and Casablanca as part of the airline’s efforts to ramp up operations to Morocco.

Starting April 15, it will replace the Boeing 777-300ER it currently uses on this route with its flagship aircraft.

The A380 service, operating as EK751 will depart from Dubai at 7.30am, arriving in Casablanca at 12.55pm. EK 752 then departs from Casablanca at 2.45pm, arriving in Dubai at 1.15am the following day.

The airline said that the decision to reintroduce the A380 on the route was made “to meet growing demand on the route” and that the enhanced capacity on the route “will offer leisure and business travellers more opportunities to connect to Dubai and beyond.”

Last year, Emirates enhanced its partnership with Royal Air Maroc to a codeshare. Via that agreement, both airlines place their marketing codes on each other’s flights between Casablanca and Dubai to a total of 209 combined destinations.

Emirates customers will be able to access 17 destinations in Morocco beyond Casablanca, as well as to 63 international destinations, including an extensive North, West and Central African network spanning 25 points. Royal Air Maroc customers can access Emirates’ network beyond Dubai of over 130 destinations, including 60 cities across the Middle East, United States, West Asia and the Far East.

Emirates has been flying to Casablanca since March 2002 and has carried more than 3.5 million passengers between the two destinations.

The decision to redeploy the A380 on this route comes as the airline is gradually accelerating the deployment of its flagship A380 aircraft across several routes. Its A380 currently flies to 40 destinations worldwide. By the end of this summer, the aircraft will serve almost 50 destinations, representing close to 90 per cent of the airline’s pre-pandemic A380 network. In Africa, the A380 will now fly to three destinations: Casablanca, Johannesburg and Cairo.

Other upcoming destinations globally where Emirates’ A380 will fly to include Hong Kong, Glasgow, Nice and Birmingham, among others.