7-Jul-2010 9:18 AM

Emirates to fly A380 to Delhi in first for India

Emirates announced (06-Jul-2010) plans to commission a special commercial service with 517-seat A380 equipment from Dubai to Delhi to celebrate the launch of Terminal 3 at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. The service will be the first A380 to arrive in India. Bookings opened 06-Jun-2010, with the service scheduled on 15-Jul-2010. Emirates operates 11 A380 aircraft to destinations including London Heathrow, Toronto, Bangkok, Paris, Jeddah, Seoul, Sydney and Auckland. The carrier plans to launch A380 service to Beijing on 01-Jun-2010, Manchester on 01-Sep-2010 and resume New York A380 service on 31-Oct-2010. Emirates last week placed an order with Airbus for an additional 32 A380s, taking the firm order for the carrier to 90, valued at USD11.5bn at list prices. [more]