By Andy Sambidge
Dubai airline makes move as superjumbo passenger numbers pass 14m barrier
Emirates Airline is offering discounted fares to fly on its fleet of A380s as its superjumbo passenger numbers pass the 14 million barrier.
The Dubai-based carrier, which currently has 31 A380s in service and is the largest A380 operator in the world, said it is offering cheap fares until February 17 for travel until June 10.
Emirates also said its A380s have conducted over 35,000 trips, spanning more than 200 million kilometres, touching down at 35 airports across the globe since their launch in August 2008.
Special fares have been launched for flights from Dubai to the airline’s 21 A380 destinations.
Economy Class tickets have been reduced to AED1,380 to Jeddah, AED2,380 to London Heathrow and AED3,380 to Hong Kong.
Other fare examples include Munich from AED2,380, Singapore from AED2,380, Paris from AED3,380 and Sydney from AED5,380.
“Clearly our A380 is an extremely popular aircraft and these attractive fares to all destinations across all classes should enable even more people to enjoy the A380 experience,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ senior vice president, Commercial Operations – Gulf, Middle East & Iran.
Aside from the scheduled A380 destinations, the Emirates’ A380 has made one off visits to Athens, Hamburg, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Riyadh, San Francisco and Berlin.
The full list of A380 scheduled destinations includes Jeddah, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Moscow, Rome, Seoul, London Heathrow, Melbourne, Munich, Beijing, Sydney, Auckland, Manchester, Tokyo, Paris, Toronto and New York.
Not quite sure where these cheap fares are available. It looks to me like they are significantly more expensive than they were last year - same time of year, same route, same aircraft type (A388). Seems like a bit of spin from Emirates to me.
The Whole World is in A Spin these days. Horses have become cows. I don't know what identity the cows have taken now! Can not be horse as they can not run fast. Maybe I am wrong.