Emirates says to expand A380 flights to mainland China

Dubai airline announces plan to launch superjumbo on route to Guangzhou from October 1
Emirates says to expand A380 flights to mainland China
By Staff writer
Sat 13 Aug 2016 09:57 AM

Emirates airline has announced that it will operate its flagship A380 on services between Dubai and Guangzhou from October 1, the 67th National Day of People’s Republic of China.

This follows the airline’s recent announcements of A380 deployment on its Milan and Johannesburg routes.

Guangzhou will join more than 40 destinations on Emirates’ extensive global network served by its A380 aircraft, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, London, Paris, Sydney, Toronto, Auckland, Bangkok, and Seoul.

Since the route’s inauguration in 2008, Emirates has been flying a two-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its daily flights between Guangzhou and Dubai, and the airline has seen steady growth for its service on the route.

The airline said in a statement that the A380 service will increase capacity by 15 percent.

Emirates will deploy its three-class A380 on the Guangzhou route, offering a total of 491 seats.

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of A380s, with 81 currently in its fleet and a further 61 on order. Guangzhou will be the third destination in mainland China for Emirates to deploy its flagship aircraft, after Beijing and Shanghai.

Emirates currently operates flights to five destinations in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Yinchuan and Zhengzhou.

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