Emirates has announced that it will operate its flagship A380 on services between Dubai and Guangzhou from October 1st, the 67th National Day of People’s Republic of China.
This follows the airline’s recent announcements of A380 deployment on its Milan and Johannesburg routes.
Guangzhou will join more than 40 destinations on Emirates’ extensive global network served by its highly popular A380 aircraft, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, London, Paris, Sydney, Toronto, Auckland, Bangkok, and Seoul.
Since the route’s inauguration in 2008, Emirates has been flying a two-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its daily flights between Guangzhou and Dubai, and the airline has seen steady growth for its service on the route.
Once the A380 service commences, it will increase capacity by 15 per cent to meet the growing travel and trade demand from Southern China to Dubai and beyond.
Flight EK362 will depart Dubai at 10:20 and arrive in Guangzhou at 22:05.
The return flight, EK363, will depart Guangzhou at 12:15 and arrive in Dubai at 03:50.
Emirates is keen to support China’s economic, trade and connectivity ambitions as China looks to connect the world through the Belt and Road Initiative.
With its wide network across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, Emirates serves 56 cities in 31 of the 65 countries identified as part of the Initiative and is a ready-made connector of people and trade.
The Emirates A380 service from Guangzhou will provide leisure travellers with ideal connectivity to popular destinations such as Prague and Warsaw.