3 New A380 Destinations, 3 Continents, One Day, One Airline
By all standards and however you look at it, this is huge enough to be surprising but it hardly is, after all, IT IS Emirates, the worlds largest international airline that we are talking about.
As if to prove this point, Emirates, yesterday, launched three new A380 destinations on the same day including services from Dubai to Tokyo- Narita, Casablanca, Morocco and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
With the new services, Emirates has become the first airline to operate scheduled A380 services in Latin America as well as to North Africa.
The Emirates A380 service to Sao Paulo marks the airline’s 10th year of operations in Brazil, which began with daily flights between Dubai and Sao Paulo in October 2007.
Early Sunday morning, Emirates flight EK318 took off from Dubai International for Tokyo-Narita, Japan. This was followed by flight EK751 to Casablanca, and then flight EK261 to Sao Paulo.
The A380 replaces Boeing 777 on these services and can carry up to 515 passengers in three classes – First, Business and Economy.
Emirates is the world’s largest operator of A380s, with 94 currently in its fleet and a further 48 on order. Since 2008, the airline has carried over 65 million passengers on its flagship aircraft.