Emirates’ A380 returns to Heathrow for the first time since March

Emirates' A380 flights to Heathrow will return to a double daily service from August 1. (Emirates)

After a four-month break, Emirates has resumed A380 passenger flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and Dubai International (DXB) on July 15.

Flight EK001 departed DXB at 7:45am on July 15 and landed at Heathrow at 12:12 (all times local). The aircraft returned as EK002 the same day, arriving in Dubai this morning, Thursday, July 16.

The return of the A380 follows the resumption of Emirates’ B777 flights to and from London Heathrow, Manchester, and Glasgow in the UK.

Emirates also restarted A380 services to Paris on July 15 and passenger services using other aircraft types to seven more cities: Athens, Barcelona, Geneva, Glasgow, Larnaca, Munich, and Rome.

Emirates currently serves 50 destinations and, by mid-August, that number will rise to 62. The airline has already announced it will resume flights to Tehran (from July 17), Guangzhou (from July 25), Addis Ababa (from August 1), and Oslo (from August 4),

A second daily Heathrow A380 service will start from August 1.