Come September, Emirates will deploy its A380 aircraft on a daily service to Frankfurt. The new service will commence on 1 September 2014.
Thierry Antinori, executive vice president and chief commercial officer Emirates said: “Frankfurt continues to be strategically important. Deploying a larger capacity aircraft, such as the A380, is central to helping us meet growing passenger demand. The local economy will also derive substantial benefits from tourism growth with increased number of visitors from the GCC region.”
Frankfurt is currently served with a triple daily Boeing 777 operation. From September, EK 45 becomes an A380 flight, leaving Dubai at 0825hrs and arriving in Frankfurt at 1315hrs. The return double-decker flight, EK46, departs Frankfurt at 1520hrs and lands in Dubai at 2335hrs.
Emirates currently has 48 A380s in its fleet which have carried over 25 million passengers since its launch in 2008. The airline has a further 92 pending deliveries.
After the addition of the A380 to Frankfurt operations, Germany will be the second most served European country after the UK. Munich is also served by a double daily A380 operation.