UAE carrier Emirates brought the first ever scheduled A380 to London’s Gatwick Airport, UK, today (July 6) to mark its 25th anniversary at the airport.
The 517-seater aircraft operated a special service on the airline’s lunchtime flights to and from Dubai, allowing passengers a one-off opportunity to experience its luxury onboard amenities, including private suites and shower spas in First class; an onboard lounge for First and Business class customers; and wider aisles in Economy class.
Guy Stephenson, Gatwick’s Chief Commercial Officer, commented: “This flight arrives at a time when Gatwick is investing in its A380 pier infrastructure, allowing us to pier serve the aircraft from next summer.
“The A380 is rapidly becoming the aircraft of choice to serve major long-haul trunk routes. We want Gatwick to be playing its part in this exciting new era of long-haul travel and helping to increase connectivity to key markets.”
Emirates currently has 21 A380 aircraft in its fleet, with a further 69 on order.
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