Emirates, the largest airline in the Middle East, has started its second Airbus A380 service between Dubai and Johannesburg. From now on, two of the four daily Emirates services between the two cities are being operated by A380s. The remaining two daily flights continue to be served by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Emirates states that a 14% increase in seat capacity will be a direct result of deployment of the second Airbus A380 to Johannesburg. Emirates’ A380 planes feature a total of 519 seats in a three-class configuration.
All four daily Emirates flights between Johannesburg and Dubai operate as codeshare flights with partner South African Airways.
Emirates is the world’s largest operator of Airbus A380s, with 107 of the aircraft currently in service. Its 108th Superjumbo was delivered to Emirates on Saturday. The airline has 54 more A380s on order.
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