Emirates has begun its first daily A380 service to Germany by serving Munich over the weekend, nearly five weeks earlier than expected.
The double-decker was originally set to replace EK 49, one of two daily services to Munich, from January 1st 2012.
“Emirates is the first foreign carrier to bring the A380 back to Germany,” said Salem Obaidalla, the airline’s senior vice president, commercial operations, Europe & Russian Federation.
“After further reviewing our forthcoming A380 deliveries and expected demand, we have decided to bring forward its deployment to Munich by more than a month, which is excellent news for one of our most important markets.”
EK 49 departs Dubai at 09:10 and gets into Munich at 12:45.
Last month, Emirates took one of its A380s to Hamburg on a special commercial flight as part of the airport’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
With its trademark Onboard Shower Spas and Onboard Lounge, the Emirates’ A380 continues to draw attention around the world.
No other airline has purchased as many A380s as Emirates, investment which supports at least 40,000 direct and indirect German jobs.
All Emirates’ A380s have their finishing work carried out in Hamburg before being handed over.
Since September 1st, Emirates has gone from one to two flights per day to Hamburg, taking to 56 its total number of weekly passenger flights to Germany.
In Frankfurt, the current double daily service will be enhanced with an extra four flights per week as of October 30th, becoming a triple daily operation from 1st December.