Rabat - Emirates Airline announced Monday that its Airbus A380 will start flying from Dubai to Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport on March 26, 2017.
Rabat – Emirates Airline announced Monday that its Airbus A380 will start flying from Dubai to Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport on March 26, 2017.
In a communiqué published Monday on its official website, Emirates Airline, said 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 airline’s “flagship aircraft” will replace the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft currently in use on the Emirates’ Dubai-Casablanca route, “offering increased seat capacity across all three cabin classes and an enhanced premium product experience,” according to the airline.
The purpose of the switch is to “meet a growing demand from travelers on the route, with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 lie flat seats in Business Class and 401 seats in the spacious Economy Class cabin.” The A380 will provide a total of 1,834 additional seats per week.
In a tweet posted Monday morning, Emirates Airline expressed its pleasure in announcing this news for its followers and passengers.
— Emirates airline (@emirates) December 19, 2016
Noting the strong commercial tie with Morocco, 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 alone, for example, the Emirates Airline said it carried nearly 260,000 passengers and more than 10,000 tons of cargo, “stimulating business and leisure travel between Casablanca and Dubai.”
Travelers who will fly from Casablanca to Dubai served by the new A380 will be connected to onward destinations in the Emirates network in the GCC, east Asia and Australia, such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Doha, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.