Emirates to increase capacity to Frankfurt with second daily A380 flight

Emirates is to increase its capacity to Frankfurt from January with the introduction of a second daily Airbus A380 flight to the German city.

The move from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 will add 1,155 seats per week, the Dubai carrier said.

“Our daily A380 service to Frankfurt proved to be extremely popular and we’re happy that demand has been so strong that we needed to increase capacity on the route,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations west.


He added that should the opportunity arise, Emirates “would be keen to fly to additional cities that are currently underserved”.

Emirates also operates nine weekly freighter flights out of Frankfurt.

The airline has been increasing its capacity to a number of destinations recently including Birmingham, Madrid, Melbourne and London while announcing a codeshare with Thailand-based Bangkok Airways.

And later this year it will be adding four additional routes to its global network including Mashhad, Iran and Orlando in September; Bamako, Mali in October; and Bologna in November.

Earlier this month it announced that it will fly to Panama City from next year in what will be the longest non-stop flight in the world, taking 17 hours and 35 minutes.

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