Dubai to get A380 service

01/03/2010 - Dubai Lifestyle News
Dubai to get A380 service

More people will be able to travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) thanks to the unveiling of an A380 service from Beijing to Dubai, those with commercial property in the region may be interested to hear.

The double-decker aeroplane will take passengers on Emirates Airline's EK306 flights, which arrives in Dubai daily, from August 1st 2010 and will allow 517 travellers on board each time.

According to Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, there will be more trade between Dubai and China in the coming years, with an average annual growth of 36 percent already occurring.

"The UAE is expecting a surge in incoming Chinese leisure groups after the Chinese government granted it 'Approved Destination Status' last year," Mr Clark added, suggesting that more A380 models may make be announced to cope with demand.

Dubai Airports' chief executive officer Paul Griffiths recently told Emirates Business 24/7 that the opening of Concourse Three at the building will see its total capacity expand from 60 million passengers per annum to 75 million.

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