Emirates will operate an Airbus A380 on bellyhold services between Dubai and Guangzhou from 1 October this year, adding to its recent announcements of A380 deployment on its Milan and Johannesburg routes.
Since the route’s inauguration in 2008, Emirates has been flying a two-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its daily flights between Guangzhou and Dubai.
Once the A380 service commences, it will increase capacity by 15 per cent to meet the growing travel and trade demand from Southern China to Dubai and beyond.
Emirates is also set to upgrade its service between Dubai and Khartoum in Sudan with the deployment of a larger 777-300ER on the route from 1 September this year. The 777 will replace the current Airbus A340-300.