Middle Eastern operator Emirates is set to show off the first of its Airbus A380s to be fitted in a higher-density 615-seat configuration.

The airline says it will unveil the aircraft during the Dubai air show, following a delivery which brings its fleet to 68 of the double-deck type.

Emirates has configured the jet with just two classes, featuring 58 business-class and 557 economy-class seats.

The aircraft (A6-EOP) was ferried to Dubai from Airbus’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant on 4 November.

Emirates 615-seat A380

Emirates is intending to put the Engine Alliance GP7200-powered jet into service on the Copenhagen route on 1 December.

Its previous A380s have been fitted with three-class layouts comprising 489 or 517 seats.

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Source: Cirium Dashboard