Emirates Airlines announced today that it will be introducing a second daily A380 service between Dubai and Birmingham, beginning 29th October 2017.
Flight EK39/40, currently operated by a Boeing 777, will now be operated by the Emirates A380, adding to the existing daily A380 already operating on the route.
Following the suspension of one of its flights to Birmingham, Emirates has decided to operate the new A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, which features 615 seats. This means that from October, the airline will operate a twice-daily, all-A380 service to the Midlands.
In another announcement released by the air carrier, Emirates will provide an all-A380 service on its Beijing PEK and Shanghai PVG services when it upgrades the second daily flights, EK308/EK309 on its PEK route and EK304/305 on its PVG route, replacing the current Boeing 777-300ER operations.
The move, effective from 1st July 2017, will increase capacity to both Beijing and Shanghai, offering Emirates passengers even more seamless A380-to-A380 connections between the two Chinese cities and over 30 international points, including 18 points in the UK and Europe, via its hub in Dubai. This upgrade strengthens Emirates’ overall mainland China offering, which also includes services to Guangzhou, Yinchuan and Zhengzhou.