Emirates will be upgrading one of its nine daily flights between Dubai and Doha to an Airbus A380 from December 1st.
Emirates recently boosted its services to Doha with two additional flights, taking its total operations to nine daily services and making it the most served destination in the airline’s network.
Demand has been steadily increasing between Dubai and Doha, with over 700,000 passengers carried since January of this year alone.
Once launched, Doha will be Emirates’ 45th A380 destination to be served by the flagship aircraft.
Doha will also become the world’s shortest scheduled A380 flight flying a distance of 379 kilometres each way.
The upgrade to the A380 will provide Emirates the increased ability to serve growing demand for travel out of Doha.
The Emirates A380 will be deployed as EK841, which will depart Dubai at 07:45 arriving in Doha at 08:05.
The return flight, EK842 will depart Doha at 09:50 arriving in Dubai at 12:00.
The timing of the A380 service will provide business and leisure travellers with an unrivalled A380 experience to Dubai as well as seamless connections of under four hours to some of the most popular onwards destinations serviced by the A380 including; New York, London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Manchester, Dusseldorf, Milan, Paris, Rome and Amsterdam.
The increase in capacity between Dubai and Doha will help to grow trade inroads between the UAE and Qatar.
The UAE is Qatar’s fifth largest trading partner with bilateral trade volumes reaching over USD $7 billion in 2015.
These volumes will grow as more investment opportunities open up in the next few years as Dubai sets to host Expo 2020 in addition to Doha hosting the World Cup in 2022.