Emirates will be using one of its A380 super-jumbos on its Dubai to Birmingham (UK) route, but for one day only on September 9.
July 16: Emirates will be using one of its A380 super-jumbos on its Dubai to Birmingham (UK) route, but for one day only on September 9.
The aircraft will replace the normal B777-300 that serves the route to take part in Birmingham International Airport’s 70th anniversary celebrations. The 777 will replace the A380 on the Heathrow slot for the day.
Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, said: “Emirates and Birmingham International Airport have enjoyed a successful partnership since we started services in 2000, and it’s fitting that we should mark this significant milestone in the airport’s history by flying in our most talked about aircraft.”
Joe Kelly, Birmingham International Airport’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our 70th anniversary is a fantastic milestone for the airport and we are delighted that Emirates is helping us celebrate our birthday with the A380. It is the first commercial flight of an A380 outside of London Heathrow in the UK. September 9 is also the date that our new £45 million International Pier opens. It replaces the existing Pier, constructed in 1984, with state of the art facilities and it is therefore very fitting that the first aircraft will be the Emirates’ A380.”
On September 9, Flight EK039 departs Dubai at 0805hrs and arrives in Birmingham at 1235hrs. For the return, Flight EK040 leaves Birmingham at 1505hrs and lands in Dubai at 0105hrs the next day.