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Emirates will add new routes to its A380 service

After launching a new route to Zurich, Switzerland, earlier this year, numerous other destinations will be added to its portfolio in 2014.

February will bring a new route to Barcelona and this is not all. Emirates Airline aims to be the first carrier to operate a regularly scheduled A380 service to London Gatwick airport. Starting with March 20, the 489-seat A380 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER and this will bring a 36 percent increase in capacity on one of its three daily flights.

“London Gatwick was our first destination in the UK when we launched our services to the airport in 1987. It continues to be a strategic gateway not only into London but also into the regions of the Southeast and we are pleased to be the first airline to introduce a daily scheduled A380 service to the airport,” said Thierry Antinori, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Emirates Airline.

In January, Emirates Airline’s CEO, Tim Clark confirmed the fact that the carrier will also double the flights to Dublin. The second service will be launched in September.

Daily flights to Moscow will also be doubled, starting with August 1. "Our Moscow service continues to grow in popularity, especially since the introduction of the first A380 on this route in December 2012. This second aircraft upgrade will help us meet the ever increasing demand.” Antinori added.

Emirates’ current A380 destinations are Amsterdam, Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mauritius, Melbourne, Moscow, Munich, New York JFK, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, Toronto, and Brisbane.