Emirates announced plans to deploy A380 equipment on its second daily Dubai-New York JFK frequency, replacing Boeing 777-300ERs presently used, according to an Arabian Business report. Deploying A380 equipment on the route will add almost 1,000 extra seats per week.
Emirates to deploy A380 on second daily New York JFK service
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