Emirates to add second A380 onto Munich route

13 Nov 2013 by GrahamSmith

Emirates is adding a second daily A380 onto its Dubai-Munich route from March.

The Gulf carrier will operate the superjumbo in a three-class configuration with 14 suites in first class, 76 in business and 399 in economy.

The double-daily service begins on March 30 and will add almost 1,800 seats onto the route.

Emirates A380

Thierry Antinori, Emirates' executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said: "This is a significant development for Emirates as Munich is a key airport for us in Germany and in Europe.

"Passenger demand has been steadily growing and our second A380 will add much needed seat capacity which is essential for us to meet the demand growth of the route and support the expansion of trade, tourism and international investment in Germany."

Christian Ude, Lord Mayor of Munich, added: "Due to the capacity increase, even more guests will come to us from the airline's global route network – without increasing the number of flight movements."

Emirates first began flying an A380 to Munich two years ago (see news, November 2011). Since then, more than 600,000 passengers have flown the carrier's superjumbo on the route.

Last week, it emerged that Emirates is considering 11-across seating in economy on its A380 fleet (see news, November 6).

Graham Smith

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