By Staff writer
Dubai airline also says it is keen to fly superjumbo to other German cities that are 'currently underserved'
Emirates Airline on Tuesday announced a second daily A380 service to Frankfurt, adding 1,155 seats a week on the route, with 280 in First Class and Business Class.
Starting on January 1 2016, EK47/48, currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, will be upgraded to an A380, the airline said in a statement.
The Dubai-based carrier also said it is keen to fly the superjumbo to additional cities in Germany that are "currently underserved".
The first scheduled A380 service between Frankfurt and Dubai was in September 2014 - since then, over 280,000 passengers have travelled with Emirates on this route.
"Our daily A380 service to Frankfurt proved to be extremely popular and we’re happy that demand has been so strong that we needed to increase capacity on the route. In fact, our four gateways in Germany are doing extremely well with 3 of them boasting a daily or double-daily A380 service. Should the opportunity arise, Emirates would be keen to fly to additional cities that are currently underserved, offering more choices to travellers," said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, Commercial Operations West.
The new aircraft will feature 14 Private Suites in First Class, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class, and 429 comfortable seats in Economy Class.
Emirates also operates nine weekly freighter flights out of Frankfurt, offering a total cargo capacity of up to 1,000 tonnes per week. Main products transported include machinery, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and electronic equipment bound for markets in the Middle East, Africa, Asia as well as USA and Mexico.transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
I love this news, however, what many passengers want is for Emirates to carry on to the US with a stopover in Frankfort. With increased A380 flights to the UK, it would be nice to do a stopover in the UK then be able to fly Emirates A380 to the US and Canada. Then Emirates conquers the air traffic and many of us don't like these long-haul flights. Please petition this Emirates!