Emirates launched its A380 service to Birmingham Airport over the Easter weekend, replacing an existing Boeing 777 on the daily EK39/40 flight.
Emirates will now offer three daily flights to Dubai from Birmingham, with the A380 complementing the two already existing 777 services on the route. The introduction of the A380 increases daily capacity between the Midlands and Dubai by 15%, with a total of 1,471 seats now available every day.
The Emirates’ A380 will operate in a two class configuration, featuring 58 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 557 seats in Economy Class, as well as Emirates’ popular Onboard Lounge. The newest configuration of the Emirates A380 also features the widest individual in-seat Economy Class screens in the industry, measuring in at 13.3 inches and offers over 2,200 channels on inflight entertainment system ice.
Laurie Berryman, Emirates Vice President, UK, said: “It was brilliant to see the A380 touch down at Birmingham Airport. Emirates has been operating at Birmingham for over 15 years and we’re delighted to be marking this anniversary with what is the airport’s first ever regular A380 service.”
Emirates first launched its route to Birmingham Airport on 18 December 2000 as a daily service to Dubai, operated by a 278-seat Airbus A330.