Emirates (Dubai) will grow its services to and from Milan with the upgrade of one of its daily Boeing 777-300 services to an Airbus A380 from December 1. This will be the first ever permanently scheduled A380 service to Milan Malpensa Airport.
Bringing the A380 onto one of Emirates’ three daily Milan services will mean an increase in capacity of almost 38%. The triple-daily service connecting Dubai to Milan is currently operated with a mix of Boeing 777-300 and 777-300 ER aircraft. One of these services continues onward to New York.
Emirates currently operates 53 Airbus A380s.
The A380 service will operate daily as flight EK 91, departing Dubai at 1540 and arriving at Milan Malpensa airport at 1935. The return flight, EK 92, departs Milan at 2120 and arrives in Dubai at 0625 the next day.
Copyright Photo: Brian Peters/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A380-861 A6-EEV (msn 150) taxies at the new destination of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
Swiss International Air Lines (Zurich) is adding Singapore again to its route network on May 12, 2013 with daily nonstop service from the Zurich hub. The route will be served with 219-seat Airbus A340-300s.
The new flights mark a return to the city-state for Swiss. Swiss served Singapore from its foundation until spring 2009, though this previous service was routed via Bangkok.
Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl. When Swiss added the new route to San Francisco it created this special “San Francisco” color scheme on Airbus A340-313X HB-JMJ (msn 150). HB-JMJ is pictured departing from the Zurich hub.