Emirates to upgrade their lunchtime service to Dubai from Birmingham to an Airbus A380 from March 2016

Emirates has announced that it will be upgrading its EK039/040 lunchtime service between
Dubai and Birmingham to an Airbus A380 from Sunday 27 March 2016. This will be the first
time the iconic and much loved A380 "super jumbo" will fly a regular service from the region,
and comes as Emirates celebrates its 15th anniversary at Birmingham Airport

Airbus A380-861 A6-EDE visited on Wednesday 9 September 20009 to mark the
official opening of the International Pier and celebrate the Airport's 70th anniversary
It isn't the first time this aircraft has been to the Midlands based airport, in September 2009
it was flown in to be part of Birmingham Airport's 70th anniversary celebrations and for the
opening of the International Pier. This time it will be much more of a permanent feature as
Emirates will be replacing the current Boeing 777 to a two-class Airbus A380 on the lunchtime
service into Birmingham, carrying 557 passengers in Economy Class and 58 in Business Class

Birmingham will be the fifth route operating the new two-class A380 since it was unveiled at
the Dubai Airshow in November 2015 by Emirates. The upgrade will increase daily capacity
to and from the region by 15%, and means Emirates will now offer 77 A380 flights into the
UK each week, more than any other country on the Emirates network

Airbus A330-243 A6-EAA was named "City of Birmingham" for the inaugural flight
Emirates first launched its route to Birmingham Airport on Monday 18 December 2000 as
a daily service to Dubai, operated by a 278-seat Airbus A330. As passenger numbers have
risen, Emirates has added more services and larger aircraft to the route, including a third
daily service introduced his year. In the last 15 years, Emirates has carried over five million
passengers between Dubai and Birmingham, with over 500,000 travelling in 2015 so far

Laurie Berryman, Emirates Vice President, UK, said: "In 15 years of operating at Birmingham,
Emirates has experienced exceptional levels of growth driven by an increase in demand from
the Midlands. The A380 is hugely popular amongst our passengers as it provides a unique
level of service that has become synonymous with the Emirates brand. We are very excited
to be the first airline to introduce the iconic A380 into the region and look forward to more
of our customers enjoying the experience of flying on the world’s largest passenger aircraft"

A third daily early morning service was introduced on Saturday 1 August 2015
Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive of Birmingham Airport, said: "This is really great news for the
Airport and our community. The A380 will not only give an additional 188 seats a day from
Birmingham but will also offer customers that want to experience the magnificent A380
aircraft an opportunity to now do so from the Midlands region and I’m certain that the
service, just like the programme spanning 15 years from Birmingham Airport, will be hugely
successful. We would like thank Emirates for its commitment to our region and congratulate
the team on serving Birmingham to Dubai and beyond for 15 very fruitful years"

Passengers flying from the Midlands with Emirates can travel to Dubai and beyond, to an
ever expanding global network, including Bali, Multan and Mashhad which all launched in
2015. Popular destinations on the Emirates network from Birmingham include Dubai,
Islamabad, Bangkok, Mumbai and Hong Kong 

Emirates schedule from Birmingham to Dubai from Sunday 27 March 2016

0750/0940 EK041/042 77W from/to Dubai
- operates daily - Boeing 777-300ER
1220/1420 EK039/040 388 from/to Dubai
- operates daily - Airbus A380
1935/2120 EK037/038 77W from/to Dubai
- operates daily - Boeing 777-300ER 

Thursday 17 December 2015
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