Emirates Launches First A380 Flights To Barcelona

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By Dominic Ellis  http://gulfbusiness.com

Emirates has launched the first regular A380 service to Spain with daily superjumbo flights to Barcelona, replacing the Boeing 777 previously operating the route.

Adding over 2,200 seats per week between Dubai and Barcelona, Emirates said its newly-expanded operation is “a direct response to strong passenger demand”.

Thierry Aucoc, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Europe and the Russian Federation, said Barcelona serves as ‘the business corridor of the Mediterranean’ and its economy is “vibrant” – although Spain has only recently pulled out of a deep two-year recession.

“It is attracting foreign investment across sectors, and it is building on its position as an international congress centre and multi-faceted tourism destination,” he said.

As with its other A380 destinations, Emirates will look to funnel Spaniards into Dubai and onto its global network – particularly Asian markets such as Hong Kong and Bangkok. More info

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