Emirates will start daily A380 services to Barcelona from February 1st next year.
The airline’s new 517-seat A380 will be the first permanent superjumbo service to operate into Barcelona El Prat Airport, replacing the route’s existing Boeing 777-300ER service and offering 2,198 additional seats per week between the two cities.
“Barcelona has been one of the most successful new destinations of 2012,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations West. “In line with this steady growth we feel that the time is ripe to announce the launch of our A380 service, which will continue to connect customers in Spain with Dubai as well as key destinations in Australasia, the Indian Subcontinent and the Far East.”
In February Emirates flew an A380 to Barcelona El Prat Airport to show Spanish passengers what they are missing – a move that was repeated in Mauritius, which will also receive superjumbo services from December 16.
The Emirates A380 currently serves 21 destinations and next in line will be Brisbane (October 1), Los Angeles (December 2) and Zurich (January 1). There are 35 A380s currently in service and further 55 to be delivered.