Emirates to become Gatwick's first A380 airline

26 Dec 2013 by Alex McWhirter

Emirates plans to inaugurate daily A380 service into London's Gatwick airport from March 30.

The airline will roster the superjumbo daily for flights EK9 (depart Dubai 1500, arrive Gatwick 1930) and EK10 (depart Gatwick 2115, arrive Dubai 0720 next day), according to

Besides adding extra capacity to the route (all three of Emirates Gatwick flights are currently operated by B777-300ERs) the 489-seater A380 provides both premium and economy passengers with a superior onboard product.

It also means that Gatwick passengers (like their Heathrow and Manchester counterparts) will be able to sample A380 service (via Dubai) to main global cities.

Flight EK10 (departing Gatwick at 2115) arrives into Dubai at 0720 from where there are Emirates flights to Bangkok at 0940, Hong Kong at 1005 and Sydney (with Qantas A380 at 0920 and with Emirates A380 at 1005).

However please note that there may be some schedule adjustments to certain Emirates flights during the Dubai runway refurbishment taking place between the beginning of May and late July.

Also bear in mind that although these Gatwick A380 schedules are posted in airline GDSs, at the time of writing, they were yet to appear on Emirates’ website.

Alex McWhirter

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