Sheikh Majid al Mualla, divisional senior vice president, Commercial Operations Centre, stated, “The introduction of the A380 service to Muscat means more of our customers will have the opportunity to experience our industry-leading products onboard. It will also enhance choice and travel preferences as they plan their journeys. Oman is an important destination for Emirates, and we will continue to look at ways to grow our operations in the market to best serve our customers.”
Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed al Hosni, CEO, Oman Airports stated, “Muscat International Airport has demonstrated readiness for this extraordinary event. The arrival of these scheduled flights for this giant aircraft is a gain to prove the large airport capacity to accommodate an aircraft of this size.” The launch of the A380 flights will come a year following the initial deployment of a scheduled a single-off A380 service that marked 25 years of operations to Oman.
The twice daily A380 solutions will replace EK 862/863 and EK 864/865. Emirates’ morning flight, EK 862, will depart Dubai at eight.25am, arriving in Muscat at 9.40am. The return flight, EK 863, will depart Muscat at 11.15am, arriving in Dubai at 12.25pm. The late afternoon flight EK 864 will depart Dubai at four.10pm and arrive in Muscat at five.25pm.
EK 865 will depart Muscat at 7.05pm, arriving in Dubai at eight.15pm. Flight timings will differ slightly with the commencement of the winter schedule in late October.
Information Source: Muscat Daily