Emirates restarts A380 superjumbo flights to New York and Los Angeles

After more than a year off the route, the world's largest passenger aircraft is once again flying from Dubai to the Big Apple

Emirates's superjumbos have returned to New York City.

The world's largest passenger jet is once more operating from Dubai to New York's John F Kennedy Airport after more than a year of being out of service.

With space for upwards of 400 passengers, the A380 superjumbo has replaced Emirates's daily Boeing 777 jet on the route as demand for travel begins to pick up again.

Emirates A380 superjumbo can accommodate over 400 passengers. It's now flying daily from Dubai to New York, and will resume services to Los Angeles in July. Courtesy Emirates
Emirates's A380 superjumbo can accommodate more than 400 passengers. It's now flying daily from Dubai to New York, and will resume services to Los Angeles in July. Courtesy Emirates

Passengers can now book a seat on the double-decker jet to fly to New York with Economy fares starting from Dh3,255. The service is operating with first class, business class and economy class cabins, but not yet with Emirates' new Premium Economy cabin.

And New York is not the only superjumbo service returning for the Dubai airline this summer.

A representative from Emirates confirmed to The National that the airline is also restarting A380 flights from Dubai to Los Angeles in July.

Bookings are already open on Emirates's website for the double-decker services to the Californian city from July 1, with fares listed from Dh3,635.

The airline also said that more superjumbo routes will be announced soon.

Emirates's A380 superjumbos were used at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to operate repatriation flights, helping stranded travellers return home. But, as the demand for travel slowed, the Dubai airline was forced to temporarily ground its Airbus A380 fleet.

After several months, Emirates began to resume superjumbo flights as travel restrictions started to ease in some destinations.

Now, as demand for travel continues to grow, Emirates is operating its super-sized jets to several destinations around the globe.

Click through the gallery at the top of the page to see where the A380 is flying.

Emirates restarts transatlantic link

Emirates has restarted its transatlantic link, flying from New York to Milan, and on to Dubai as Italy reopens to tourist from the UAE and the US. Unsplash
Emirates has restarted its transatlantic link, flying from New York to Milan, and on to Dubai, as Italy reopens to tourists from the UAE and the US. Unsplash

Emirates has also restarted its transatlantic link between Milan and New York. From Tuesday, the airline is flying daily from Dubai to Milan, and onwards to New York's JFK.

Flights on the fifth freedom route are operated by a Boeing 777-300 ER, with first class, business and economy class cabins.

Italy has reopened to travellers from some destinations, including the UAE and the US. Travellers arriving on Covid-tested flights from these destinations no longer need an exemption reason to visit, meaning leisure travel is allowed.

For more information on travelling to Italy, read our guide here.

Updated: June 2, 2021 01:20 PM

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