Emirates will offer a triple daily A380 service to Jeddah for four days in January to support the school holiday demand, which also coincides with popular Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).
The airline’s existing double daily A380 service to Jeddah will be supplemented by a third A380 service on 16th and 17th, 25th and 26th January 2013, upgrading EK flights 801 and 802 from a Boeing 777 on those days.
"The A380 has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the Saudi market since it was introduced onto our Jeddah route in February 2010," said Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’ Vice President, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
"Saudi Arabia is an incredibly important market for Emirates and we will continue to provide travellers in Saudi with the very latest in aircraft innovations, including up to 1400 channels of in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi on our A380s," he added.
He hoped that many travellers from around the region will take advantage of this opportunity to fly Emirates’ flagship aircraft. "With the range of amenities we have on board, including the world’s first Onboard Shower Spas in First Class, we are sure they won’t be disappointed."
EK 801 will depart Dubai at 0140hrs on 16th, 17th, 25th and 26th January and arrive in Jeddah at 0340hrs. The return flight, EK802, will depart Jeddah on 16th, 17th, 25th and 26th Jan at 0515hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0905hrs.
With its world leading 31-strong A380 fleet and a further 59 on order, Emirates continues to set the pace for A380 deployment.
On January 2, Emirates started operating flights from the world’s first purpose built A380 concourse, an extension to its exclusive Terminal 3 in Dubai.