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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 October 2018

Emirates to send one-off A380 flight to Muscat 

The service is to celebrate the 25 years the airline has been flying to Oman

Emirates will fly an A380 to Muscat International Airport on July 1. Emirates
Emirates will fly an A380 to Muscat International Airport on July 1. Emirates

Emirates is all geared up to send a one-off A380 flight to Muscat International Airport next month.

The special flight, on July 1, is a nod to the airline’s 25th year of servicing the Omani capital and gives credit to the airport’s ability to handle A380 aircraft. The new passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport opened in March.

The one-off service will depart Dubai at 8.25am, arriving in Muscat at 9.25am, and will make its way back at 12.10pm, returning to Dubai at 1.10pm.

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Khalid Bel Jaflah, Emirates' divisional vice president of commercial operations, UAE and Oman, said: “We are proud to fly the first scheduled A380 service to Muscat as Emirates marks a significant milestone of 25 years of service to the Sultanate of Oman. It is a very important destination for us in the region and we maintain our strong commitment to the country. We look forward to showcasing our innovative products and stylish amenities on-board this iconic aircraft to our trade partners and travel industry stakeholders in Oman.”

Emirates began its service to Muscat in 1993 and has carried more than 4.3 million passengers to and from Oman since.