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Emirates launches world's shortest A380 flight between Dubai and Muscat

Interestingly, the distance between Dubai and Muscat is 340km, which is shorter than the 500km long wiring on an Airbus A380.

Published: 01st July 2019 07:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2019 07:52 PM   |  A+A-

FILE - In this June 26, 2011, file photo, an Airbus A380 performs during a demonstration flight at the 49th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, east of Paris. (Photo | AP)

File photo of an Airbus A380 (AP)

By Online Desk

DUBAI: The UAE-based Emirates airline on Monday launched the world's shortest A380 flight between Dubai and Oman's capital Muscat.

"The average flight time (40 minutes) between Dubai and Muscat is only five minutes more than the time taken to clean an Airbus A380 by a team of 42 people," the airline said in a series of tweets on Monday.

Interestingly, the distance between Dubai and Muscat is 340km, which is shorter than the 500km long wiring on an Airbus A380, Emirates said on its Twitter account.

"The introduction of the A380 services to Muscat means more of our customers will have the opportunity to experience our industry-leading products onboard, and will also enhance choice and travel preferences as they plan their journeys, Shaikh Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Centre, Emirates, said.

"Emirates has flown over 4.7 million customers between Dubai and Muscat since 1993. That's the capacity of nearly 9,000 Emirates @Airbus A380s," the airline tweeted.

The new flights broke Emirates' own record. It previously operated the world's shortest scheduled A380 service, between Dubai and Doha. However, all flights to Doha were cancelled in 2017 due to an ongoing diplomatic row between Qatar and the UAE.

(With IANS inputs)



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