Emirates has redeployed the Airbus A380 on its Dubai-Narita route since last Sunday to replace the smaller Boeing B777-300ER, in response to "the healthy demand for travel between Japan and Dubai".
The airline previously operated the route with the superjumbo from 2012 to 2013.
On top of seating up to 515 passengers across three classes and two decks, the aircraft also offers the industry’s only onboard shower spa, 2,500 inflight entertainment channels, Wi-Fi and an onboard lounge for first- and business-class passengers serving canapés and cocktails.
Flight EK318 departs Dubai daily at 02.40 and arrives in Narita at 17.35. On the return, EK319 departs Narita at 22.00 on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and arrives in Dubai at 04.15 the next day. On Tuesday and Wednesday, it leaves Narita at 21.20 and arrives in Dubai at 03.35 the following day.
The A380 was also deployed on Emirates’ Casablanca and Sao Paulo services on Sunday.