Emirates celebrates launch of world’s shortest Airbus A380 flight

Daily Newsletter | July 1, 2019
As Airbus prepares for the end of the A380 and airlines around the world gradually phase out their last superjumbos, Emirates shows no stopping when it comes to showcasing its flagship aircraft. This time – by launching the world’s shortest superjumbo route. On July 1, 2019, the airline inaugurated regular A380 service between Dubai (UAE) and Muscat (Oman): a journey that covers 340 km (211 miles) each way and takes only around 44 minutes.
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