Emirates has announced it has begun deploying its iconic Airbus A380 to Frankfurt, and will start flying to Oslo from September 2.
The addition of the German city means that the Gulf carrier now serves 30 global destinations with the superjumbo. With a total of 519 seats, Emirates’ A380 offers a three-class configuration with 14 suites in first class, 76 in business and 429 in economy. For a seatplan, see here.
The daily A380-operated flight will be EK45, which departs from the carrier’s base in Dubai at 0825 and lands in Frankfurt at 1315. The return flight will see EK46 leave Frankfurt Airport at 1520 and return back to Dubai International Airport at 2335.
Emirates also serves the Bavarian capital of Munich with a double-daily A380.
Meanwhile, the Gulf carrier’s flights to the Norwegian capital will be a daily service, and be operated with a mixed Boeing 777-200LR/-300ER fleet.
Both aircraft offer a three-class configuration with the B777-300ER offering eight seats in first, 42 in business and 304 in economy. The B777-200LR will deliver the same number of first and business class seats, but will sport a smaller economy cabin with only 216 seats in coach. For seatplans, see here and here.
Flight EK159 will depart Dubai at 0700 and arrive in Oslo at 1210. The return EK160 service will leave Gardermoen Airport at 1355, landing at Dubai International Airport at 2250. The average flight duration is about seven hours.
Oslo will be an interesting destination for Emirates’ premium cabins, given the Norwegian economy’s strong ties with the oil producing and refining industries.
For more information, visit emirates.com