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Emirates accelerates deployment of A380 to Munich by five weeks

11-Oct-2011 9:09 AM

Emirates announced (11-Oct-2011) its is bringing forward its first daily A380 service to Germany by serving Munich from 25-Nov-2011, nearly five weeks earlier than originally scheduled. The aircraft was initially set to replace EK 49, one of two daily services to Munich, from 01-Jan-2012. The carrier made the decision after reviewing its forthcoming A380 deliveries and expected demand. On 01-Sep-2011, Emirates increased Dubai-Hamburg capacity from once to twice daily, taking to 56 its total number of weekly passenger frequencies to Germany. The current double daily Frankfurt service will be enhanced with an extra four frequencies per week as of 30-Oct-2011, becoming a triple daily operation from 01-Dec-2011. Emirates SkyCargo has 11 weekly freighter frequencies to Germany. [more - original PR]