Emirates expanded its existing operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the launch of additional daily A380 service to Jeddah , which has proven to be popular with both business and leisure travellers.

The second A380 service which started on January 2, 2011, has a capacity to seat 517 passengers in a three class configuration.

“The A380 has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the Saudi market since it was introduced onto our Jeddah route in February 2010. The launch of a second A380, Emirates’ flagship aircraft, into Jeddah highlights our commitment to providing travellers in Saudi with the very latest in aircraft innovations,” added Khoory.

Emirates remains committed to the Saudi market with a total of 42 flights per week to four cites including; Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Al Medinah al Munawarah.