July 29, 2011
Despite growing traffic, even as India awaits the bounce back of its national carrier and keeps the door closed to the mighty and much loved A-380 of carriers such as Lufthansa and SIA, Emirates Airline will start flying its A380s on flights to Kuala Lumpur and Rome from December 1.
The A-380 will then be flying to 16 destinations- up from the present 14.
This is the first time Malaysia will get an A-380 on regular scheduled passenger flights. Emirates offers three direct flights per day between Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.
Emirates is the largest customer for the A380. It has, currently, 15 in operation on services from its Dubai hub to London Heathrow (double-daily), Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toronto, Seoul, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Jeddah, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney and Auckland.
From October 1, it will also start flying the A-380 to Johannesburg and possibly to Melbourne from early next year.