Emirates Airline’s first scheduled A380 services have touched down in Boston and Amman for the peak summer season.
The first scheduled A380 service landed in Jordan’s capital on June 1 at 15:55, while the second A380 service from Dubai to Boston, the US, landed at 13:50 local time. Led by Captain Arif Al Reyami and Jordanian First Officer, Laith Saudi, the A380 Amman service was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute.
Emirates Airline will operate its A380 aircraft to and from Amman until October 26, to cater to the increased demand for travel during the peak summer period. The airline has adjusted its schedule on one of its three daily flights (EK 903/904) with the A380.
Emirates Airline A380 operations to Boston also coincide with high customer demand during the peak summer and winter travel season, and will see overall capacity increase of around 45 per cent between June 1 to September 30, 2019 and December 1, 2019, to January 31, 2020.
The move to deploy the popular A380 on both routes demonstrates the airline’s flexibility to optimise the usage of its fleet to cater to passenger demand within its network.
The A380 flying to Amman is set in a three-class configuration and will have 427 seats in economy class, 76 flat-bed business class seats and 14 luxurious first class suites. First and business class customers can catch up, network and enjoy an extensive range of beverages and delicacies in the Onboard Lounge.
Meanwhile, the A380 flying to Boston is also set in a three-class cabin configuration, offering 14 private suites in first class, 76 seats in business class and 426 spacious seats in economy class.
The Emirates A380 to Boston will operate until September 30, 2019, and will then resume on December 1, 2019, to January 31, 2020.