Emirates Airline has introduced an additional Airbus A380 service to Johannesburg replacing the previous Boeing 777 aircraft on the same route. Effective from 1st December, EK762 (JNB-DXB) and EK761 (DXB-JNB) are now served by the flagship A380 aircraft.
As the result of deployment of the second A380 to Johannesburg, there will be a 14% increase in seat capacity. The move is to support the growing demand in travels to South Africa. The Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft deployed in the Dubai-Johannesburg route will offer a total of 519 seats in a three-class configuration, with 429 seats in Economy Class, 76 Business Class seats and 14 First Class Private Suites.