Emirates expands A380 flights

DUBAI, 24 May 2017: Emirates will introduce a second daily A380 service between Dubai and Birmingham, beginning 29 October.

Flight EK39/40, currently operated by a Boeing 777, will now be operated by airline’s A380, adding to the existing daily A380 already operating on the route.

Following the suspension of one of its flights to Birmingham, Emirates has decided to operate the new A380 which has 615 seats. This means that from October, the airline will operate a twice-daily, all-A380 service to the UK Midlands.

Emirates’ decision to use a double-daily A380 service was in part driven by huge demand from passengers. Since the first A380 service from Dubai to Birmingham launched on 27 March 2016, over 300,000 passengers have already flown on the aircraft between the two cities.

As with the current A380 used on the route, the aircraft will operate in a two class configuration, featuring 58 flat-bed seats in business class and 557 seats in economy class.

Last year, Emirates launched new services to Cebu and Clark in the Philippines, Yinchuan and Zhengzhou in mainland China, Yangon in Myanmar and Hanoi in Vietnam. Effective 1 July Emirates will also start flying daily to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.