Emirates intends to rebuild its network and expand, using the A380 as a critical aircraft for those ambitions.
Nice, Birmingham and Glasgow have been listed by the Dubai-based airline as destinations it’ll add Airbus A380s too in the coming months. Glasgow’s A380 service will begin on 26th March 2023. Nice in France will see the A380 from 1st June 2023 and Birmingham from 1st July 2023.
Emirates’ commitment to the A380 as its flagship is enormous. The carrier is unrivalled in terms of units operating, with over 80 A380s currently in service for the airline. For the next couple of years, the airline will refurbish a significant portion of its A380s to enhance customer experience. This is part of a USD 2 billion program that saw the first A380 re-enter service at the beginning of this year.
Emirates says that from May 2023, it’ll boost its commitment to London with a second daily service to London Stansted. 11 daily flights will operate from Dubai to the capital and Emirates will use a 777-300ER from Boeing to fly the service.
Emirates’ commitment to London is enormous. Six daily services will operate in London Heathrow and three in London Gatwick. The remaining two feature in London Stansted. Per Cirium, they offer 186 flights for JAN 2023 to London Heathrow, resulting in 96,534 seats available. Meanwhile, thanks to a daily flight London Stansted sees 31 flights for JAN 2023, resulting in 11,346 seats.