The first ever Airbus A380 landing at Beirut’s Rafic Al Hariri International Airport (IATA: BEY) will take place on March 29. Emirates has announced it will operate the special one-off A380 service as it works with the airport to test the operations and necessary infrastructure to accommodate an A380 service.
The Emirates A380 service will operate as EK 957 and EK 958, departing Dubai at 07:25 and arriving in Beirut at 10:30. The return flight will depart Beirut at 14:15 arriving in Dubai at 19:05 the same day.
His Excellency Mr Youssef Fenianos, Lebanon’s Minister of Transport said: “I would like to express my best compliments to Emirates Airline, one of the leading airlines worldwide. It is a pleasure for us to host this event which will help initiate Airbus A380 operations via Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. We are looking forward to more cooperation between Lebanese Civil Aviation and Emirates, taking into consideration that in the near future we will witness a considerable expansion and development of our airport to increase its capacity to more than 8 million passengers per year. Of course, such achievements will play a very important role in optimising our airport to be ready to host more wide body aircrafts on a regular basis. Finally, I want to express our appreciation to this valuable initiative and look forward for more future cooperation.”