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Emirates tops a million from Birmingham

By John Corser | Business Picks | Published:

Emirates has celebrated its one millionth A380 passenger at Birmingham Airport.

One of the A380s at Birmingham Airport

The milestone was achieved just over two years after the inaugural flight of the iconic Airbus A380 in March 2016 and less than a year since the second daily A380 service launched in October.

From Birmingham, passengers connecting through Dubai have travelled around the world with Emirates. Popular destinations on Emirates expanding global network include Dubai, Bali, Mauritius, Hong Kong, Delhi and Sydney.

Richard Jewsbury, vice president UK and Ireland for Emirates, said: “Emirates has been operating at Birmingham Airport for over 17 years and we’re delighted that, two years after the launch of the iconic A380 service in 2016, we’ve reached the one millionth passenger milestone.”

Tom Screen, aviation director, Birmingham Airport, added: “The partnership between Emirates and Birmingham Airport is one of the success stories of regional aviation in this country. The faith that Emirates have shown in the region over the almost 18 years is phenomenal and with two 615 seat A380’s per day flying from Birmingham, there is more opportunity than ever to travel to some of the incredible destinations on their network, such as Australia, China, Thailand, India and the Indian Ocean. We look forward to welcoming the next million passengers as the route continues to flourish.”

Emirates first launched its route to Birmingham Airport in December 2000 as a daily service to Dubai, operated by a 278-seat Airbus A330. As passenger numbers have increased, Emirates has added more aircraft to the route, including the introduction of the daily double-decker A380 service on March 28,2016

John Corser

By John Corser
Business Reporter - @JohnCorser_Star

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