6 SEPTEMBER 2021
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A Manchester arrival and Toulouse departure.
Emirates’ iconic A380 has resumed services to Manchester Airport today (6 September), with the wide-body, double-decker aircraft being reintroduced in response to growing passenger demand. The resumption coincides with the 11th anniversary of the A380 serving the North West, after it was first introduced on 1 September 2010.
Now daily, by October this will increase to a double daily A380 service.
By the end of October, the airline will offer 77 weekly flights to the UK, including the six times daily Heathrow operation, double daily A380 flights to Manchester, a ten-weekly service to Birmingham, a daily service to Glasgow, and a four-weekly service to Newcastle. The increase in operations will make it easier for UK customers to access Emirates’ growing global network of 120 destinations – close to 90% of Emirates’ pre-pandemic network.
Emirates has confirmed that it will take its last three A380s by November signalling the end of the aircraft’s production line. According to data from ch-aviation GmbH, of the 119 Airbus A380s in Emirates’ fleet today, only 30 are currently listed as active, leaving roughly three-quarters (89) out of service for the time being.
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