Emirates to deploy A380 on Dubai-Narita route
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Emirates to deploy A380 on Dubai-Narita route

Emirates to deploy A380 on Dubai-Narita route

The carrier has reported a spike in bookings for flights to Narita and Osaka, following the Japanese government’s recent announcement to ease entry restrictions


Dubai-based Emirates will be deploying its A380 on the Narita-Dubai route from November 15, it has announced on Wednesday.

The move comes as Japan scraps the daily arrival cap, and lifts the Covid-19 testing and self-quarantine protocols for inbound travel. The carrier said in a statement that following the Japanese government’s announcement last month to ease the entry restrictions, it has seen a spike in bookings for flights to its gateways – Narita and Osaka. Emirates was the first airline to establish air connectivity between Japan and the UAE in 2002.

Emirates’ flight EK318 from Dubai will depart at 2.55am and arrive in Narita at 5.20pm. The return flight EK319 from Narita will depart at 10.30pm and arrive in Dubai at 5.30ams the following day. All times are local.

The deployment of A380 will complement Emirates’ daily service to Osaka EK316/317, operated by the Boeing 777. Tickets can be booked on the carrier’s website and app or via travel agents.

The Dubai-based carrier has been ramping up services across its network. Last month,  Emirates said that it would be introducing additional services to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in South Africa.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates to ramp up operations to South Africa

The airline has also upped the frequency of its services to Algiers with the addition of a fifth weekly flight, effective October 7.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates to ramp up service to Algiers

Emirates has also been accelerating the deployment of its A380 aircraft, which currently flies to over 30 global destinations. The aircraft offers travellers 14 first class suites and 76 lie-flat seats in its business class.

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