Emirates has relaunched eight destinations this July, with Lyon, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico City, Nice, Orlando, Phuket, and Venice all coming back online. This follows the UAE carrier resuming A380 service from Dubai to Los Angeles, Toronto, and Washington Dulles at the beginning of the month.
What routes have returned this month?
Looking at the first week of August, which is rapidly approaching, these eight resumed destinations have a total of 28 outbound flights a week. They’re down by about half over the same week in 2019, examining schedules from data experts OAG confirms, but at least they are returning.
- Lyon: four-weekly by the B777-300ER
- Malta: three-weekly via Larnaca; B777-300ER
- Mauritius: twice-weekly; A380
- Mexico City: four-weekly via Barcelona; B777-200LR
- Nice: four-weekly; B777-300ER
- Orlando: four-weekly; B777-200LR
- Phuket: four-weekly; B777-300ER
- Venice: three-weekly; B777-300ER
Only one of the destinations will see the A380: the 3,144-mile link to Mauritius. Meanwhile, both Mexico City and Orlando will be served by the increasingly rare B777-200LR. In the first week of August 2019, Mauritius had 14 outbound flights by the A380, while Nice was once-daily by the type. This shows how much recovery there is still to go.
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