Emirates to operate one-off A380 service to Amman

18/08/2016 - Dubai Tourism News
Emirates A380

Emirates will operate a special one-off A380 service to Amman on September 25 to mark 30 years of operations to Jordan.

The airline’s flagship double-decker, which has the ability to carry more than 500 passengers at a time, will make history when it becomes the first-ever scheduled A380 service to Queen Alia International Airport. It will also be the first time the A380 commercially operates to the Levant.

With the support of the Jordanian Authorities and Airport International Group, the deployment of the one-off Emirates A380 service has been made possible through significant infrastructure upgrades to accommodate the aircraft.

Since its introduction to the Emirates fleet in 2008, the A380 has proven tremendously popular with customers, and the upcoming service next month will give travellers the chance to experience this revolutionary aircraft and the best service in the sky. 

Jordanian Minister of Transport Engineer Yahya Kisbi said: “The decision to bring the Emirates A380 for a one-off flight to Amman is a testament to the competitiveness of Jordan’s aviation infrastructure and strong transport sector. We thank Emirates for the long-standing partnership and look forward to welcoming the airline’s flagship in Amman next month.”

Emirates has been flying to Jordan since 1986, and since then has carried more than 4.1 million passengers to the country. In the last five years, Emirates has also transported 100,000 tonnes of cargo to and from Jordan.

Today the carrier operates three daily flights between Amman and Dubai and also employs almost 400 Jordanian nationals across the organisation, including 60 cabin crew and 11 Jordanian pilots, of which seven operate the A380.