The Emirates Airbus A380 fleet continues to spread its wings further, with plans under way to switch operations from the existing Boeing 777-300ERs that operates these routes.
Both services switch over in December, with San Francisco switching over on the 1st December, operating the EK225/226 rotation:
EK225 DEPART DXB 08:50 ARRIVE SFO 12:50 EK226 DEPART SFO 15:45 ARRIVE DXB 19:25+1 Operate Daily Operates until 30th November with a Boeing 777-300ER Operates from 1st December with an Airbus A380
The San Francisco flight is already showing in the booking system:
Houston will join the party on the 3rd December 2014, operating EK211/EK212
EK211 DEPART DXB 09:30 ARRIVE IAH 1605 EK212 DEPART IAH 18:25 ARRIVE DXB 1905+1 Operates Daily Operates until 2nd December with a Boeing 777-300ER Operates from 3rd December with an Airbus A380
Houston will join on the 3rd December.
These are not short flights by any stretch of the imagination, although they provide good connectivity – connecting to the Emirates hub into Dubai for the evening and night-time bank of services.
Between Houston and the Middle East, the main competition is between Qatar Airways, whilst Emirates is uncontested on this route.