Emirates says to double A380 flights to UK's second city

Dubai-based airline to introduce second daily A380 service between Dubai and Birmingham

Emirates has announced that it will be introducing a second daily A380 service between Dubai and Birmingham in the UK later this year.

Flight EK39/40, currently operated by a Boeing 777, will be operated by the superjumbo from October 29, 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 - the world’s largest passenger aircraft, which features 615 seats. This means that from October, the airline will operate a twice-daily, all-A380 service to the Midlands.

Emirates said its decision to use a double-daily A380 service was in part driven by huge demand from passengers to travel on the iconic aircraft.

Since the first A380 service from Dubai to Birmingham launched in March 2016, over 300,000 passengers have already flown on the aircraft between the two cities.

Emirates started flying to Birmingham in December 2000 as a daily service to Dubai, operated by a 278-seat Airbus A330. Since then, Emirates has carried over 5.2 million passengers between Dubai and Birmingham.

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