All three of Emirates’ daily flights between Dubai and Munich will now be operated by the A380.
The Bavarian capital joins the ranks of those important Emirates destinations which are served mainly, if not exclusively, by the super jumbo.
With effect from Monday (June 20) Emirates’ third daily flight on the Munich route, which had been operated by B777-300ER equipment, was switched to an A380 on most days of the week.*
Emirates has a monopoly on the Munich route. Lufthansa, who previously also served the route, axed its flights not long ago citing “overcapacity” from the Gulf airlines.
Although Lufthansa continues to serve Dubai from Frankfurt it continues to be outmanoeuvred by Emirates. A glance at the schedules sees Lufthansa operating a single daily Frankfurt-Dubai A330-300 flight. This has to compete against Emirates’ three times daily service, two of which are operated by A380s.
Munich is easily Germany’s most important hub after Frankfurt. The Bavarian city not only attracts passengers from Southern Germany, it is also a favoured gateway for people living in nearby areas of Austria and Switzerland. And for these travellers, Emirates offers not just Dubai but also the many dozens of onward destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia.
*NB: Although Emirates intends to operate triple daily A380 Munich schedule there are still one or two services operated by B777-300ER in the coming weeks. So check when booking. This situation will change as more A380s arrive (on the Emirates’ fleet).