This particular flight of the world’s biggest industrial passenger aircraft is component of the airline’s celebration of its 25th year of service to Oman this year, and also re-affirms the newly opened airport infrastructure to manage A380 operations.
The new passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport opened its doors in March.
The Emirates A380 service will operate as EK 862 and EK 863, departing Dubai at 8.25am and arriving in Muscat at 9.35am. The flight will depart Muscat at 12.05pm arriving in Dubai at 1.10pm on the identical day.
Khalid Bel Jaflah, divisional vice president industrial operations UAE and Oman, Emirates mentioned, “We are proud to fly the first scheduled A380 service to Muscat as Emirates marks a significant milestone of 25 years of service to the Sultanate of Oman. It is a very important destination for us in the region and we maintain our strong commitment to the country.”
David Wilson, COO, Oman Airports mentioned, “On behalf of Muscat International Airport, we thank Emirates Airline and express our appreciation for the upcoming historic arrival of a scheduled A380 service to the Sultanate of Oman.”
Emirates is the biggest operator of A380 aircraft. The airline presently has 103 A380s in service and 59 pending delivery flying to virtually 50 destinations.
Information Source: Muscat Daily