Emirates has named three new A380 destinations across its network in 2016.
Birmingham (UK), Prague and Taipei will be served by the A380, making the Gulf carrier the first and only airline to operate the superjumbo to each of these destinations.
Emirates’ daily Birmingham service with flight EK39/EK40 will begin using the A380 from March 27, 2016, while the Prague and Taiwan upgrades will start from May 1, 2016.
“The introduction and increase of Emirates’ A380 services to these strategic destinations means more travellers will have the opportunity to experience our industry-leading A380 product,” said Thierry Antinori, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Emirates. “Our onboard innovations on the A380, across all classes, continue to impress and delight our customers. Deploying larger capacity aircraft, such as the A380, also helps us to efficiently meet growing passenger demand in these markets, contribute to tourism development and enhance customer choice and options.”
While flights to Birmingham and Prague will be operated by the three-class A380, Emirates has revealed that it will deploy its new two-class A380 to Taipei. The superjumbo is configured with 58 seats in business and an astonishing 557 in economy.
No other A380 customer offers a two-class configuration, making Emirates the first airline to operate a superjumbo without first class. With a total of 615 seats, it is also the densest A380 by far, outpacing fellow Gulf competitors Etihad and Qatar Airways by 120 and 98 seats respectively on their superjumbos.
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