First Nordic A380 route coming to Copenhagen
When Emirates Airlines opens another direct route from Copenhagen to Dubai later this year, the route will be serviced by none other than the world’s largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380.
With the new giant of an aircraft, Emirates will offer 8,610 weekly seats between the Danish capital and Dubai.
“We made significant investments to expand Copenhagen Airport and upgrade its facilities in order to make it A380-compatible. We are very excited about Emirates’ decision to deploy an A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, to our airport,” said Thomas Woldbye, the CEO of Copenhagen Airport.
“Copenhagen will be the first in Scandinavia to offer a scheduled A380 service. The additional capacity will help stimulate trade and tourism between Denmark and countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.”
Expanding in Denmark
The Airbus A380 – which has a capacity of 615 passengers – has the lowest CO2 emission per passenger-kilometre of all passenger aircraft.
Since first launching a route to Copenhagen four years ago in 2011, almost 800,000 passengers have travelled the route. The new route will depart from Copenhagen once a day and reflects yet another Emirates expansion of its service to Denmark.
“After launching the route with an A330, we witnessed growing demand for flights to and from Copenhagen, forcing us to deploy the larger 777 after only six months,” Tim Clark, the president of Emirates, said.
“Today, based on strong load factors, we are happy to further up-gauge the route to our iconic double-decker, the A380.”
But, passengers, aviation enthusiasts and plane spotters will have to be patient for a few more months. The route won’t open until December 1.