Dubai, UAE, based Emirates launched daily A380 flights earlier this month between its Dubai hub and the Spanish city of Barcelona. These flights are the first scheduled regular Airbus A380 flights to Spain.
The A380 aircraft will replace the Boeing 777s used on the route previously.
The introduction of bigger aircraft will add an additional 2,200 seats on the route per week.
“A daily A380 service in itself is testimony to the potential and appeal of the city, and of the airport in its own right,” said Sonia Corrochano, Director of the Barcelona Airport in the press release.
Nearly 50,000 passengers traveled to the UAE from Barcelona’s Al-Prat airport in 2013.
Emirates A380 Business Class features include lie-flat beds with a length up to 79 inches, an on-board business class lounge, multi-course meals created by internationally renowned chefs, large-screen personal entertainment systems with 1,500 channels and a built-in mini-bar at every seat.
Emirates is the world’s largest operator of A380s and operates the aircraft on over 20 routes linking Dubai with destinations across the globe.
In the US, Emirates operates daily A380 flights from Los Angeles and New York to Dubai. The Dubai-Los Angeles non-stop A380 flights are the world’s longest A380 flights with a flight duration of about 16 hours.