Emirates will be re-introducing A380 superjumbo, the world's largest passenger jet, to its Dubai-New York JFK (John F. Kennedy) route from October 31st. The super jumbo’s return is part of Emirates expansion plans for the region, which includes an increase in capacity, as the airline is scheduled to receive 11 new wide-body aircraft in 2010, including Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s.
Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline said: “Emirates will continue to invest in its products and services to build on the resurgent demand for air travel within the Americas. Our plans for the future also include adding new U.S. cities to our four existing gateways: New York, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.”
Emirates currently operates 8 A380 aircrafts, serving London Heathrow, Toronto, Paris, Jeddah, Bangkok, Seoul, Sydney and Auckland. The airline will soon introduce new A380 services to Beijing from August.