Emirates To Launch A380 On Three New Routes Next Week


By Mary Sophia  gulfbusiness.com

Dubai-based Emirates is all set to launch the jumbo A380 jet on three new routes in the first week of December, the airline said in a statement.

It will deploy the jet on routes to San Francisco, Milan and Houston from next week. With these three latest additions, Emirates A380 route network will total 33 destinations from Auckland in the East to Los Angeles in the West.

“Emirates now has 55 A380s in its fleet, one third of all A380s currently in the skies,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates divisional senior vice president, commercial operations West.

“Having the ability to launch three new A380 destinations in three days is no small feat. It requires careful planning, multi-department coordination, airport preparedness and above all the tenacity to make it happen.”

About 11 new A380 aircraft have joined the Emirates fleet this year, the company said. More info