UAE National Flag carrier emirates have deployed its flagship aircraft the Airbus A380 onto its Morrocco service this weekend with the first flight touching down on Saturday, April 15.
Emirates Focuses on Demand Increase
The airline elected to make the decision to deploy the A380 as it continues to see a strong rise in demand for travel continues to increase between Dubai and Casablanca. The aircraft has reached the Beoing 777-300ER which was operating the daily service and will for now the sole aircraft operating this route.
The aircraft was received by Khalfan Al Salami, Country Manager, Morocco, along with a host of dignitaries including Alasri Al Dhaheri, the UAE ambassador of Morocco, Omar Abdulrahman Al Tunaiji, UAE Consul General of Morocco, Alarby Bin Ebrahim, Public relations Manager, and Abdalhaq Mazrour, Airport Director, Morocco.
Flights will keep the same departure and arrival slots with EK 751 departing Dubai at 07:30 am (local time) and landing in Casablanca at 11:55 am (local time). It then departs for Dubai as EK 752 at 14:55 pm (local time), arriving at 01:15 am (local time) the next day.
The carrier has been flying to Morocco for 21 years, with the return of the A380 underlining its long-standing commitment to serving the country.
Casablanca remains one of the most popular leisure destinations served by Emirates, and the carrier says with its A380 introduction, it will be able to offer increased seating and seamless connectivity to travellers to more than 140 global destinations from its Dubai hub.
A380 Resurgence Continues
What is equally more impressive is how the demand for the superjumbo, the A380 continues to climb again as traffic levels start to approach pre-covid heights.
COVID-19 was earmarked to be the end of the aircraft, with rising costs and cheaper alternatives being mass-produced by the likes of Boeing and Airbus, but with the delays and lengthy backlogs of orders and deliveries in place, the A380 has once again found itself front and centre at the heart of air travel for hub to hub carriers.
It hasn’t been all smooth flying, however, as Emirates continues to battle the issues with wing-spare fractures found in its parked-up A380s.
The carrier has been working directly with Airbus at both its maintenance facilities in Dubai and at the old home of the A380, Toulouse, France as the move to get the aircraft inspected, repaired and back into service continues to match the rise in demand.
Deposit these issues, Emirates continues to see the fast and smooth redeployment of the A380 on its network and establishes itself once again as the largest A380-type operator in the world.