Thursday, December 10, 2015

Emirates next A380 destination - Guangzhou, China

Emirates has officially confirmed that it has applied to the Chinese Civil Aviation Authorities to increase its current daily Guangzhou-Dubai nonstop service to an Airbus A380 from the on set of the IATA Summer 2016 season.

EK disclosed that the high density dual class 615 seater A380 will be used for this service from the on set of the IATA Summer 2016 season once approval is obtained.



This capacity upgrade from a daily B77W to a daily 615 seater A380 represents a 46% capacity increase for EK on the DXB-CAN route and it is primarily aimed at poaching away the CAN-Africa market share from QR, ET and KQ as with the higher capacity on offer, EK can now compete more effectively with cheaper fares matching these three airlines to woo them away!

FYI the P2P demand between DXB-CAN (round trip) in 2014 was 181,000 passengers!

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