Emirates has deployed its A380 service to Gatwick representing a 15% capacity boost for the sector.
Hubert Frach, Emirates divisional senior vice president commercial operations West said: “Six years after launch the Emirates A380 is still a customer magnet. Airports the world over are eager to have the Emirates A380 and today’s launch to London Gatwick is representative of that demand.”
In order to become A380 compliant, London Gatwick has invested GBP6.4m in new facilities, including widening of three runway rapid exit taxiways and modifications to taxiways between the runway and stand.
The daily A380 service will replace existing afternoon Boeing 777-300ER flight EK 009, providing customers with an additional 9700 seats per month in both directions.