Bolstering its service to the city of Muscat in Oman, Emirates Airlines has revealed that its deploying double daily A380 flights from the start of July.
The airline will reportedly operate the A380 on EK 862/863 and EK864/865 to and from Muscat International Airport (MCT), which will serve as the shortest scheduled A380 flight within the carrier’s network.
Commenting on the announcement, Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, divisional SVP Commercial Operations Centre, said: “The introduction of the A380 services to Muscat means more of our customers will have the opportunity to experience our industry-leading products onboard, and will also enhance choice and travel preferences as they plan their journeys.
He added: “Oman is an important destination for Emirates, and we will continue to look at ways to grow our operations in the market to best serve our customers. We thank Muscat International Airport and the government authorities for their support in making the A380 double daily operations happen.”
The launch of the A380 flights arrives roughly a year following the first deployment of a one-off A380 service to an Oman, which was done to commemorate 25 years of operation by the airline to the country.
Both A380s deployed to Muscat will be operated in a three-class configuration. This will consist of 429 seats in Economy, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class, and 14 First Class Private Suites.
Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni, CEO, Oman Airports said: “From its side, Muscat International Airport has demonstrated its readiness for this extraordinary event, and the arrival of these scheduled flights for this giant aircraft is again to prove the large airport capacity to accommodate an aircraft of this size.”