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Emirates Airbus A380s bound for Frankfurt

By Chris Chamberlin     Filed under: emirates, Airbus A380, Frankfurt

Emirates will bring its Airbus A380 to Frankfurt from later this year, upgrading one of its daily Boeing 777 flights to the superjumbo.

From September 1, EK45 switches to the A380 – leaving Dubai at 08:25am and touching down in Frankfurt at 1:15pm.

On the return, EK46 is wheels-up from Frankfurt at 3:20pm, arriving in Dubai at 11:35pm.

Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive VP and CCO said: “Frankfurt was one of the first European destinations for Emirates and as the financial capital of Germany it continues to be strategically important.”

The Airbus A380 brings with it two ‘shower spas’ for first class travellers, fully-flat beds and an on-board bar and lounge for both first and business class flyers, along with 1,700 channels of inflight entertainment for all passengers.

Lining up with Emirates’ flights between Dubai and Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, travellers from Australia’s east coast can soon reach Germany’s financial epicentre on an all-A380 journey.

Now with 48 A380s in the skies and a further 92 pending delivery, Emirates is the proud owner of the largest superjumbo fleet – carrying over 25 million passengers for the airline since its first delivery in 2008.

Following the UK, Germany will be the second most served European country by the Emirates A380 from September, with Munich already boasting double-daily A380 flights.

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Chris lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, an opera ticket and a glass of wine!


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1 on 5/6/14 by smit0847

I thought they already did A380s to FRA? After LHR and CDG its the most logical European destination for any Asian/ME carrier to send A380s to (SQ and TG already do)

1 on 5/6/14 by Chris

Not at this stage – EK's three daily Dubai-Frankfurt flights (EK43, 45 and 47) are all Boeing 777s.

On the other hand, the airline does already serve Munich with double-daily A380s. :)

2 on 5/6/14 by Alex_upgrade

I think there may be some capacity restrictions placed on EK by the German government as a way of protecting Lufthansa, given that Frankfurt is LH's main hub.

2 on 6/6/14 by Rufus1

Gosh, you mean there is actually some demand to a destination where QF5/6 allegedly lost millions (despite being jammed full in business and economy every time I flew it)?


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