The shortest A380 flight in the world, on the Dubai - Muscat route
From 1 July to 2019, Emirates will fly with Airbus A380 on the Dubai - Muscat route. Thus, it will be the shortest flight operated with A380 in the world.
It will be a busy summer for the Muscat airport. Since July 1, Emirates 2 will operate daily flights with A380 aircraft, from the 3 scheduled on the Dubai - Muscat route. The 2 wheels will be EK862 / 863 and EK864 / 865.
The shortest flight operated by A380 Emirates
According to the Emirates website, the distance of 340 kilometers will be traveled in 1: 15 hours. In reality, this flight will probably take 30 minutes. It will be the shortest flight operated with A380.
A380 aircraft, which will fly on the Dubai - Muscat route, will be configured in 3 classes: 429 seats in Economy, 76 seats in Business and 14 seats in First Class.
The launch of regular flights with A380 to Oman comes at 1 year from single flight operation, which marked 25 years of flights between Dubai and Muscat.
Emirates flies to Oman from 1993. Currently, it operates three daily flights with Boeing 777-300ER, on the Dubai - Muscat route. Emirates has the largest fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft in the world.