Dubai airline Emirates will operate a special one-off A380 service to Bahrain on December 15, one day ahead of the country’s 46th National Day celebrations, it announced on Sunday.
The Emirates A380 service will operate as EK835, departing Dubai at 12.55am and arriving in Bahrain at 1.10am. The return flight EK836 will then depart Bahrain at 3.50am and land in Dubai at 6.05am.
The A380 will be set in a two-class configuration, featuring 58 business class seats and 120 economy class seats on the upper deck with another 437 economy seats on the lower deck.
Emirates has been flying to Bahrain since 2000 and currently operates four daily flights to the country.
The airline is the world’s largest A380 operator, having received its first jumbo jet in 2008.
Set to receive its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft on November 3, the carrier currently has 98 of the jets in service and 44 pending delivery.
More than 85 million passengers have travelled on the Emirates A380 since its deployment and the aircraft has visited more the 70 airports for special one-off and permanent services.
The airline currently operates the A380 to 48 destinations worldwide.
The carrier also flies the world’s longest A380 flight – a non-stop Dubai-Auckland service introduced in March 2016.