Muscat to become Emirates Airline A380’s shortest route

Emirates Airline has confirmed that its A380 service will operate two flights a day from Dubai to Muscat from 1 July 2019

Dubai to Muscat is just 340 kilometres each way - making it Emirates' A380's shortest ever route
Dubai to Muscat is just 340 kilometres each way - making it Emirates' A380's shortest ever route

Emirates is set to begin operating A380 flights to Muscat on a daily basis from the 1 July 2019 – making it the airline’s shortest route with a double decker aircraft.

The airline will operate the A380 from Dubai to Muscat twice a day, which is just 340 kilometres each way.

The move was prompted by Emirates to demonstrate its “agile approach” to fleet deployment and its commitment to providing an “enhanced” on-board experience for its passengers.

Emirates’ divisional senior vice president for commercial operations centre Sheikh Majid Al Mualla said Oman was an important destination for the company and will continue to grow its operations.

“The introduction of the A380 services to Muscat means more of our customers will have the opportunity to experience our industry-leading products on-board, and will also enhance choice and travel preferences as they plan their journeys,” said Al Mualla.

According to the airline, Emirates has been flying to Oman since 1993 and operates three daily services utilising the Boeing 777-300ER between Dubai and Muscat.

Oman Airport’s CEO Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni said Muscat International Airport has demonstrated its readiness for this “extraordinary event”.

“The arrival of these scheduled flights for this giant aircraft is a gain to prove the large airport capacity to accommodate an aircraft of this size,” said Al Hosni.

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