Emirates goes all ‘double-deck’ Airbus A380 on flights to Spain

FLYING HIGH: One of the Emirates A380 fleet

EMIRATES have announced that all of its flights to Spain will be operated by the world’s largest passenger plane the iconic A380 from September this year with four daily services in each direction between Dubai and Barcelona/Madrid.

In addition to the existing double daily Airbus A380 service to Barcelona, the airline will operate a double daily A380 service to Madrid, significantly boosting seat capacity to 2,044 seats in each direction.

Starting 1 September 2017, Emirates flights will be operated by an Airbus A380 aircraft in a three-class configuration with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 399 comfortable seats in Economy Class.


Passengers in all classes will enjoy access to Wi-Fi and over 2,500 channels of films, TV shows, music and games, with an impressive selection in Spanish, through ice Digital Widescreen, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system.

They will also experience the famed hospitality of the airline’s multi-cultural cabin crew, with Spanish speakers on all flights to and from Spain, as well as fine wines and regionally inspired cuisine prepared using the finest ingredients, according to Emirates.

The airline already has close ties to Spain and is a key sponsor of the Real Madrid football team.

Through its SkyCargo division, Emirates also facilitates the import and export of key products, connecting Spanish companies to the world.

In 2016, Emirates transported over 70,000 tonnes of cargo from Spain including: apparel, food products like fish and olive oil, pharmaceuticals and shoes; bound for the UAE, Africa, Hong Kong, USA, Australia and Mexico.


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