Emirates Airlines is planning to operate routes between Spain and Dubai with the Airbus A 380, as anticipated today by the managing director of the company in Spain, in a meeting with journalists.
After tripling its presence this year in Spain, where it has three daily flights to Dubai (2,160 seats per day in both directions), two from Madrid and one from Barcelona, the company plans to increase, within two to five years, its offer in the country.
The extension of the offer may be made through increased frequency or increased capacity, using the A380, at airports where it already operates, or including new Spanish cities like Valencia, Bilbao and Malaga.
If Emirates objectives are met regarding the A380, it could become the first airline to operate with this giant plane in Spain.
The A380 of the Emirates fleet are configured in a special way, as the company has chosen to reduce a few seats in the first class to install showers and also in the business class so that passengers have a bar.
However, one obstacle to operate the A380 is the need for alternative airports adapted to this type of aircraft, when it is impossible to land at the destination for any reason. The new Malaga airport runway opened this summer, has a length of 2,750 meters, plus another 340 meters for the takeoff of maximum capacity aircrafts.