The huge Airbus A380 started flying regularly from Prague, showing interest in the trip to Dubai
A giant Airbus A380 landed in Prague. For the first time today, he started flying on the scheduled airline Emirates from the United Arab Emirates. The aircraft, which is capable of accommodating 519 passengers in three classes, will expand the capacity of the line previously operated by the smaller Boeing 777-300 ER by 44 percent.
According to the ticket sellers, the increase in capacity on the route to Dubai was also reflected in greater interest in selling flights to this destination, which Czech passengers also use as a transfer station to Southeast Asia.
“In March and April this year alone, we sold tickets for more than 30 million crowns,” said Josef Trejbal, director of the Letuška.cz portal. That is ten percent more years than in the same period last year.
The landing of the plane today attracted crowds of people near the Prague airport, and columns of cars stood on the roadsides around the runway. He was among them through the moderator Leoš Mareš, who Periscope mobile application offered to his direct fans on the Internet what was happening in the broadcast. The people of Tuchomerice, among whom he was, but in the end did not see the landing very well, because the plane was landing from a different side than they expected due to the wind.
Prague Airport was first prepared for the arrival of the Airbus A380 in 2011. At that time, the largest airliner, the German Lufthansa, introduced it for the first time, celebrating its 45th anniversary at the largest Czech airport.
The Airbus A380 visited Prague last year:
The next arrival already belonged to Emirates Airlines, whose A380 landed in Ruzyně in 2012 unplanned due to the health problems of one of the passengers. A giant aibus arrived on the scheduled passenger route for the first time in March 2014. The flight was a commercial event of Korean Air, which connects smaller aircraft between Seoul and Prague. The last was the arrival of the Emirates Airbus A380 last year at the new stand.
Until last year, the airport was not able to handle additional flights at the surrounding stands in the event of the arrival of Airbus A380 aircraft, which complicated operations. The reconstruction of the arrival stand solved the problem-free check-in. Prague Airport has invested 150 million crowns in building modifications that will improve the competitiveness of Prague Airport in the future.
The A 380 is 73 meters long, has a wingspan of 80 meters and can accommodate up to 880 passengers with a different seat layout. The Emirates has 429 economy class seats, 76 business class seats and 14 private first class cabins on the upper deck of the aircraft.