Emirates to launch A380 flights to Mumbai in July

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By , TNN 

MUMBAI: Dubai-based Emirates Airline will commence dailyA380 flights to Mumbai from July 21. The airline, the largest A380 operator in the world will be the second carrier to fly the superjumbo to Mumbai. 

Singapore Airlines is scheduled to launch A380 flights to Mumbai and Delhi from Friday onwards.

“Emirates flights EK 500 and EK 501 between Dubai and Mumbai will be up-scaled to a three-class A380 aircraft, representing with a capacity increase of 2,127 seats per week in each direction,” said the airline in a release issued on Wednesday. A combined total of 3,779 one-way weekly seats will be deployed on the Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad routes through these aircraft upgrades.

This follows the recent bilateral discussions between the governments of Dubai and India, which provided a phased increase of 11,000 seats for Dubai carriers. More info