In response to customer demand, Emirates will provide an all-A380 service on its Beijing and Shanghai services when it upgrades the second daily flights.
Both EK308/EK309 on its PEK route and EK304/305 on its PVG route will be operated by the superjumbo, replacing the current Boeing 777-300ER.
The move, effective from July 1st, will increase capacity to both Beijing and Shanghai, offering Emirates passengers even more seamless A380-to-A380 connections between the two Chinese cities and over 30 international points, including 18 points in the UK and Europe, via its hub in Dubai.
This upgrade strengthens Emirates’ overall mainland China offering, which also includes services to Guangzhou, Yinchuan and Zhengzhou.
The additional seats on the routes will support more business and leisure travel departing from and arriving in China, while offering passengers an exceptional global travel experience.
The popular Emirates A380, which offers up to 519 seats in a three class configuration on Chinese routes, now flies to seven North Asian cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul in South Korea and Narita, Japan.