Emirates doubles Paris double-decker service

Emirates is to launch a second A380 service to Paris from the beginning of next year.

Published: Tue 3 Jul 2012, 11:02 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:07 AM

From January 1, 2013, the Emirates’ double-decker will be deployed on Emirates flights 075 and 076, in response to overwhelming demand on the Dubai-Paris route.

The airline currently serves Paris with 18 weekly flights, operated with an Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

“Our decision to commit a second A380 on the Paris route is a clear sign of potent demand from travellers who wish to fly with Emirates and enjoy our superior product offering,” said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates senior vice-president of commercial operations for Europe and Russian Federation.

“This will be only the second European destination after London Heathrow where we have multiple A380 services each day and one of only a handful on our entire network.”

The largely French-produced Emirates’ A380 has created a loyal following around the world since it was introduced to the airline’s fleet in July 2008.

Despite its size — over 24 metres high and a wing span of nearly 80 metres — the A380 is surprisingly quiet. The aircraft generates less than half the noise of a Boeing 747 on take-off and uses the very latest fuel-efficient technology. The A380 capacity boost on the Paris route will further stimulate trade between the UAE and France, which currently runs into billions of dollars each year.


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