Emirates has announced that it will be introducing a second daily Airbus A380 service between Dubai and Birmingham, with effect from 29th October 2017.
Flight EK39/40, currently operated by a Boeing 777, will now be operated by the iconic and highly popular 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 making the twice-daily service to Birmingham aan all-A380 service.
Emirates A380 can carry up to 615 passengers in a two class configuration, featuring 58 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 557 spacious seats in Economy Class, as well as Emirates’ popular Onboard Lounge.
Emirates’ flight EK39 departs from Dubai at 07:25hrs and arrives in Birmingham at 11:25hrs. The outbound flight, EK40, departs from Birmingham at 13:30hrs and arrives in Dubai at 00:35hrs the following day.
Emirates started flying to Birmingham on 18 December 2000 as a daily service operated by a 278-seat Airbus A330. Since then, Emirates has carried over 5.2 million passengers between Dubai and Birmingham.
Since the first A380 service from Dubai to Birmingham launched on 27th March 2016, over 300,000 passengers have already flown on the aircraft between the two cities.