Emirates to restore A380 service to more routes in the United Kingdom

Emirates to restore A380 service to more routes in the United Kingdom

For those of you who love the double-decker wonder, this is the Airbus A380, there is good news – how Emirates extends the usage of the type.

Three targets are next in the massive capacity increase, namely:

  • Glasgow (from March 23, 2023)
  • kind (from June 1, 2023)
  • Birmingham (July 1, 2023)

The scale-ups are intended to provide additional passenger capacity on these routes.

For those wishing to arrive north of London, the airline will expand its offering London Stansted to operate service twice daily from 1 May 2023 – ideal for those wanting to connect to Cambridge and the counties of Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire – without having to fiddle with the M11 and M25 to travel to Heathrow or Gatwick.

With the return of the second daily flight to Stansted, Emirates will increase its operations to London with 11 daily services, including six daily services to London Heathrow and three daily services to Gatwick. The airline continues to expand its global network and increase capacity in line with growing travel demand.

Emirates currently operates its A380 aircraft to 40 destinations worldwide. By the end of this summer, the type will be flying to nearly 50 destinations and restoring nearly 90% of the airline’s pre-pandemic A380 network.

Restoring what was once lost

The return of the A380 is to be welcomed – as the targets were pre-pandemic A380 customers. The airline first began A380 operations in Birmingham in 2016; in Nice in 2017; and Glasgow in 2019.

For those airports, the return of the giant aircraft will bring a bit of prestige as they can still manage passenger flows to make the type viable for operations beyond the UK’s major hubs.

And yes, the Emirates A380 fleet is undergoing a cabin renewal as we have detailed in this blog. It will be interesting to see when the more “regional” gateways get these obsolete planes.

Ticket sales are always possible on emirates.com or through the usual travel agencies.

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