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Emirates launches shortest A380 route, to Doha

Emirates launches shortest A380 route, to Doha

Emirates has launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of one hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and one hour ten minutes on the return journey.

Outbound flight EK 841 departs Dubai at 07:45, arriving in Doha at 08:05.

The return flight, EK 842, departs Doha at 09:50, arriving in Dubai at 12:00.

The timing of the A380 service means customers from Doha flying to popular destinations like New York, London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Manchester, Dusseldorf, Milan, Paris, Rome and Amsterdam, can now enjoy a seamless A380 experience and also have a wider choice of “all A380” flight itineraries for their journeys.

Emirates has steadily grown its presence in Doha and now operates with nine daily flights, making it the most served destination in the airline’s network.

Demand between Dubai and Doha is strong, and in the last five years Emirates has carried over 3.7 million passengers between the two cities.

The double-decker A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft in service, and has been tremendously popular with travellers across the globe with its spacious cabins and quiet journeys.

Emirates is the largest operator of this aircraft and currently has 87 A380s in service and 55 pending delivery.

The airline currently operates the A380 to over 45 global destinations.