Emirates launches A380 to Guangzhou to fend off Chinese rivals
09 December, 2015
Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, plans to deploy the Airbus A380 jumbo jet on routes to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou as it tries to differentiate its offerings to fend off Chinese rivals. “Guangzhou is a potential destination for the two-class A380,” Badr Abbas, Emirates’ senior vice president of commercial operations in the Far East, said in an interview Tuesday in Hong Kong. The carrier is awaiting Chinese government approval to deploy the world’s largest jumbo jet, which can seat 615 people in a dual business and economy configuration, replacing the Boeing Co. 777-300 ER the airline now uses on its daily Guangzhou flight, he said.