Emirates ramps up A380 operations to China, Europe, Africa

Emirates’ superjumbos return on routes including Guangzhou, London Heathrow, Cairo and Amsterdam after being grounded for nearly four months
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Emirates airline is ramping up deployments of its A380 aircraft on its network in response to market demand.

The airline will restart A380 operations to Guangzhou in China from 8 August after relanching the superjumbo on routes to Amsterdam and Cairo this week. It has also introduced a second daily A380 service to London Heathrow.

Emirates has so far resumed A380 services to five cities and it will gradually expand the deployment of the aircraft in line with demand and operational approvals.

Customers can currently fly the Emirates A380 daily to Amsterdam, four times a week to Cairo, twice daily to London Heathrow, once daily to Paris, and once weekly to Guangzhou.

Over the past week, Emirates has also resumed flights from Dubai to Addis Ababa, Clark, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Prague, São Paulo, Stockholm and Seychelles. The the airline is gradually expanding its passenger services to 68 cities in August, returning to 50% of its pre-pandemic destination network.

Passengers travelling between the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific are able to connect via Dubai. 

Covid-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from. 

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