Big plane, small flight time. Emirates is planning to fly the world’s largest commercial plane on one of the shortest routes in the world from Dubai to Muscat, Oman.
Commencing 1 July, Emirates will operate its A380 on flights EK862/863 and EK864/865, which take no more than an hour and 15 minutes to complete.
Travelling just 340km each way, the service will be the shortest in the world for the giant aircraft and will deliver enhanced onboard experiences for guests such as ‘all A380’ journeys to connecting hubs such as New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong,
With the largest aircraft, travellers on the route will also have access to 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites on the upper deck, as well as 429 Economy seats.
Emirates’ Sheikh Majid Al Mualla described Oman as an “important destination” for the carrier and said the airline would continue to look at ways to grow its operations in the market.
“We thank Muscat International Airport and the government authorities for their support in making the A380 double daily operations happen.”
Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Centre
The A380 service will run twice daily.
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