Monday, March 23, 2009
Emirates has officially confirmed that effective June 1st 2009, it will be increasing capacity to YYZ-Toronto by replacing the 3 weekly Boeing 777-300ER operated flights with the larger Airbus A 380. The super jumbo will come from the JFK route which is been downgraded due to low loads on the A 380 operated flights. As a result, DXB-JFK from June will become a double daily B 773ER service. On the other days of the week when YYZ wont see the A 380, it will be used on nonstop flights to Bangkok.
Emirates has officially confirmed that it will be increasing flights to DMM-Dammam, Saudi Arabia from May 2009 from 5 weekly flights to daily. On the DXB-DMM route, EK will be using a B 773A once a week + an A 332 six times a week. EK has also confirmed that its reduction of Beijing and Shanghai flights from double daily to 12 times per week each to both destinations is a permament fixture and not a temporary one as it is also reflecting in the GDS system for the Winter 09-10 season.