World's largest aircraft Airbus 380 in shortest flight
Airline now has nine daily flights to Doha, making it the most served destination in its network
Emirates on Thursday launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometers with a total travel time of 1 hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and 1 hour 10 minutes on the return journey.
The double-decker A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft in service. The A380 flight touched down on the morning of December 1 at Hamad International Airport.
Outbound flight EK 841 departs Dubai at 0745hrs, arriving in Doha at 0805hrs. The return flight, EK 842, departs Doha at 0950hrs, arriving in Dubai at 1200hrs. The timing of the A380 service means customers from Doha flying to popular destinations like New York, London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Manchester, Dusseldorf, Milan, Paris, Rome and Amsterdam, can now enjoy a seamless A380 experience and also have a wider choice of ‘all A380’ flight itineraries for their journeys.
The Emirates A380 serving Doha operates in a three-class configuration, with 429 generously pitched seats in Economy Class on the main deck, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites on the upper deck.
Emirates now operates with nine daily flights to Doha, making it the most served destination in the airline’s network. Demand between Dubai and Doha is strong, and in the last five years Emirates has carried over 3.7 million passengers between the two cities.
Travelling on the flight from Dubai was Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Gulf Middle East and Iran, and prominent members of the UAE business community.
The A380 has been tremendously popular with travellers worldwide with its spacious cabins and quiet journeys. Emirates is the largest operator of this aircraft and currently has 87 A380s in service and 55 pending delivery.
The airline currently operates the A380 to over 45 global destinations.