A regular source at the Emirates office in Kampala has confirmed that the airline is now deploying the worlds largest passenger aircraft on the route between Dubai and Amsterdam, making the Dutch city the 19th A380 destination now being served by Dubais award winning airline.
Emirates flies daily between Entebbe and Dubai, offering a nonstop service on the route, and passengers from Uganda and other East African destinations, with final destination Amsterdam, can with immediate effect enjoy flying on the double decker sky giant when connecting in Dubai.
The source also pointed out in the communication that additional A380 destinations would be launched in 2012 and 2013, moving from the B777 to the larger aircraft on selected routes, when more of the aircraft were being delivered to the airline.
Emirates presently have 22 A380 on the fleet but many more on order, making it the largest A380 operator in the world. Besides the daily flights to Entebbe Emirates also flies twice a day to Nairobi and to Dar es Salaam, although latest indications are that flights might be introduced to Kilimanjaro International Airport outside Arusha, probably in combination with Dar.
Meanwhile has Emirates celebrated 25 years of operation from Dubai to Britain, where the airline now serves 6 destinations with a total of 19 flights per day, including of course the use of the A380 aircraft on flights to Heathrow. The first flight from Dubai to Londons Gatwick Airport took place on 06th July 1987. Watch this space.