Emirates has been in the headlines lately as it is trying to establish its service between Mexico City and Dubai through Barcelona. However, in other news, the Gulf-based carrier has announced that it would deploy Airbus A380s on its route to the Egyptian capital of Cairo starting this month.
Emirates Operating 25 Weekly Flights to Cairo
It is worth noting that the Airbus A380 is one of the largest commercial carriers with a double-deck type setup. As per the announcement from Emirates, the carrier will start using the A380s on the Cairo route starting October 27. As per the Emirates website, the carrier will be offering 25 weekly flights to Cairo, which translates to around three or four flights in a day to the destination.
Emirates Offering 9,200 Weekly Seats to Cairo Passengers
It is also worth noting that the Airbus A380 won’t be used on all flights to Cairo, but it would only be put to use in four of the weekly flights. The aircraft will replace the Boeing 777-300ERs which fly on this route currently. Emirates has also added that the Airbus A380 on this route would be configured with 489 seats in three classes. Weekly, the carrier would offer 9,200 seats to the passengers in this route. With this, Emirates has essentially increased this capacity for the Cairo route by 25%.