Emirates’ A380 aircraft and the low and high of international flights


Daily Mail UK says the world’s shortest flight is between Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands because it takes just 90 seconds and the aircraft used has eight seats. In contrast, the longest flight in the world is from Singapore to New York. Singapore Airlines operates this 18 hour-long, 9,534 miles route. Emirates plans to launch a service between Dubai and Muscat and use a high capacity aircraft. The distance between the cities is 211 miles and time taken will be 75 minutes. Normally smaller capacity aircraft can serve the purpose for such short distances but Emirates will use the A380s. These can carry 519 passengers. As a result, there will be 429 seats in economy on the lower deck, 76 flatbed seats in business class and 14 first class private suites on the upper deck. It will be the world’s shortest scheduled A380 flight.

Dubai International Airport 2019 – inside view. [Image source/YouTube video]

Emirates has given a schedule

The service will take off from July 1. It will operate twice daily between Dubai and Muscat International Airport in Oman. Emirates is a Dubai-based airline and it assures that passengers, irrespective of class, can enjoy its in-flight entertainment system and meals. The A380 is a long haul aircraft with a range of 8,000 nautical miles. Until now, Boeing 777 plied on this route and A380 will now make its entry because the airline wants to test out new concepts. Emirates have announced the timing of flights for both the morning and late afternoon slots and they are convenient.

Muscat Oman Airport Duty Free. [Image source/YouTube video]

Business opportunities

According to Emirates, the use of the double-decker A380 aircraft will be a great help to business and leisure travelers from Muscat. First, they will be able to avail of more connection opportunities for travel to important business hubs. These could be to New York, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong. Secondly, they can take in popular holiday destinations like Los Angeles, Paris, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The bottom line is to make travel interesting. It should be an exciting activity and not a boring one. That is what Emirates wants to offer because variety is the spice of life.

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