The plane links from February 1st (2014) the Catalan capital with the emirate has 517 seats, 14 of which are suites and 76 private-bed seats
El Prat de Llobregat- . The airline Emirates has launched the first regular service in Spain Airbus A380 , the world’s largest aircraft, the daily route from Barcelona to Dubai, which will have a 44 % more seating capacity.
From February 1st-2014 , Emirates flies between Barcelona and Dubai with A380 , a plane has 517 seats, 14 of which are suites and 76 private – bed seats .
As reported by Emirates , the A380 replaces the B777 -300 , which operated to date, and provides more than 2,200 additional seats per week to Dubai route .
Emirates Vice President Commercial Operations for Europe , Thierry Aucoc , explained that the addition of the new aircraft “is the response to increased demand for air travel to and from Barcelona, a route that has a high occupancy rate .”
In July 2012 , Emirates launched the connection between Barcelona and Dubai , which last year carried more than 220,000 passengers and this year’s estimate is that 60,000 passengers have more , as stated by the director of the El Prat Airport , Sonia Corrochano .
The airport director has said the A380 ” demonstrates the potential of the city and the airport, which is working to grow internationally .”
For his part, Secretary of Transportation of the Generalitat, Ricard Font , said the good performance of connections with Asia El Prat airport and said that ” any company that is considering buying new planes are thinking about Barcelona as one of its primary destinations in Europe and as a bridge between Asia and America