The shortest A380 route in the world was announced by Emirates few days ago. Emirates will be upgrading one of its nine daily flights between Dubai and Doha to an Airbus A380 starting December 1, 2016. By doing so, “Doha will be Emirates’ 45th A380 destination to be served by the flagship aircraft and Doha will also become the world’s shortest scheduled A380 flight flying a distance of 379 KM each way”.
The double-deck A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft flying today, with capacity to carry 544 passengers in a comfortable four-class configuration, and up to 853 in a single-class configuration that provides wider seats than its competitor. Emirates won earlier this year the “World’s Best Airline 2016” at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Check out this video to see how huge the A380 is:
The upgrade to the A380 will provide Emirates the increased ability to serve growing demand for travel out of Doha. The double-decker has also proved tremendously popular with customers, and the upcoming service in December will give travellers from Qatar the chance to experience Emirates’ award-winning A380 onboard product and service to Dubai and seamless A380 journeys to some of Emirates most popular destinations. The deployment of the Emirates A380 operation was made possible through the support of the Qatari Authorities.
The Emirates A380 will be deployed as EK 841, which will depart Dubai at 0745hrs arriving in Doha at 0805hrs. The return flight, EK 842 will depart Doha at 0950hrs arriving in Dubai at 1200hrs. The timing of the A380 service will provide business and leisure travellers with an unrivalled A380 experience to Dubai as well as seamless connections of under four hours to some of the most popular onwards destinations serviced by the A380 including; New York, London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Manchester, Dusseldorf, Milan, Paris, Rome and Amsterdam.
You can read the full statement [here].