Emirates on Saturday operated its inaugural Airbus A380 service to Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport, marking the introduction of the iconic double-decker on the route.
Passengers on the inaugral flight represented travellers from countries across Africa, Australasia, the Middle East and South Asia.
Replacing the Boeing 777-300ER used on this route, the A380 will serve the strong customer demand and bring the total number of global destinations served by the Emirates A380 to 47.
The aircraft upgauge will offer passengers on the Nice route the unique experience of Emirates A380 aircraft and a seamless A380 experience to many connecting destinations on the airline’s network.
Timings for the daily inbound/outbound flights on the Dubai (DXB) – Nice (NCE) route will remain unchanged.
Flight EK077 departs Dubai at 0845hrs daily arriving in Nice at 1340hrs. The return flight, EK078 will depart Nice at 1540hrs and arrive Dubai at 0010hrs the next day (local times).
Emirates is the world’s largest Airbus A380 operator with 95 of the double-decked aircraft in its fleet and a further 47 on order.