Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Emirates to Launch A380 Fights to Casablanca

Regular travellers to Morocco have welcomed news from Emirates Airlines that the popular Dubai/Casablanca route will be flown by Airbus A380 aircraft from March 26th, 2017

The airline's website, pointed out that Morocco will officially join the Emirates’ A380 network, when “the first ever commercial Airbus A380 flight to Morocco and North Africa, takes the iconic double decker aircraft to Casablanca in March.”

The upgrade from the Boeing 777-300 to the Airbus A380 will result in 1,834 additional seats per week. Emirates gave "growing demand" as the reason for the upgrade and said that it will result in, "...increased seat capacity across all three cabin classes and an enhanced premium product experience”.

The Airbus A380 is configured with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 lie flat seats in Business Class and 401 seats in the Economy Class cabin.

In addition, the flight’s cargo capacity will be up to to 12 tonnes per day.

The flight will depart Dubai at 7.25am and arrive in Casablanca at 12.55pm, with the return leg leaving Casa at 2.55pm, arriving in Dubai the following day at 1.25am.

Emirates Airline said that “Casablanca has become one of Emirates’ most popular destinations, which has seen steady growth since being launched in March 2002.” In 2015 Emirates carried nearly 260,000 passengers and more than 10,000 tons of cargo.

Travellers who will fly from Casablanca to Dubai served by the new A380 will be connected to onward destinations in the Emirates networks such as New Zealand, Hong Kong, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Fact Check:
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by European Union manufacturer Airbus. It is the world's largest passenger airliner, and the airports at which it operates have needed to upgraded facilities to accommodate it.
Wingspan: 80 m
Top speed: 1,020 km/h
Range: 15,700 km
Length: 73 m
Cruise speed: 907 km/h
Engine type: Turbofan
First flight: April 27, 2005


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