Emirates to fly second A380 to LGW

10 Apr 2015 by GrahamSmith

Emirates will roster a second daily A380 permanently between Dubai and London Gatwick.

The Gulf airline will add the superjumbo to flights EK015/016 from June 1, reports

It flies three daily services between Dubai and Gatwick — flights EK009/010 are also operated by an A380, while EK011/012 are a B777-300ER.

Outbound service EK015 departs Dubai at 0800 and arrives at LGW at 1230, with return service EK016 leaving Gatwick at 1425 and landing in Dubai at 0025 the next day.

Emirates became Gatwick's first A380 airline last year (see news, March 2014).

Only business and economy class seating are available to book on EK009/010 and EK015/016 from January 1, suggesting the aircraft will be Emirates' new high-density A380 with 615 seats in a two-class configuration.

It yesterday emerged the airline will roster this aircraft to Copenhagen from December 1 (see news, April 9).

Graham Smith

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