It seems Emirates has got A380s to spare, and is taking its Dubai to Madrid double-daily with Airbus A380s.
Emirates A380 taking off from London Heathrow – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
EK143/144 will switch over from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operations on the 1st September 2017.
In the process, it will covert both its Madrid and Barcelona operations to double A380s – offering 2,044 (four A380s) seats a day between Dubai and Spain.
The timetable of the revised additional operation looks like this
EK143 DEPART DXB 14:30 ARRIVE MAD 20:20 EK144 DEPART MAD 22:05 ARRIVE DXB 07:15+1 Switches from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation on 1st September Data: Emirates
For those connecting in Dubai, it means you’ll be able to meet more A380 flights (which offer a better passenger experience in all classes compared to the tightly packed Boeing 777 fleet)
Emirates will deploy a three-class plane on the Dubai-Madrid route, made up of
- 14 First Class Suites
- 76 Business Class flat-bed seats
- 399 Economy Class seats.
Again, Emirates is using capacity in a thoughtful manner to grow its network – and it sees the European network as a place for growth.
None the less, 2,044 seats a day to fill both ways between Dubai and Spain is a fair old bunch of seats…
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