Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has extended its Airbus A380 operations to 50 destinations with the introduction of services with the type to Osaka and Hamburg.

Emirates conducted its initial Dubai-Osaka A380 flight on 28 October while the double-deck aircraft was deployed on the Hamburg route the following day.

The airline says the A380 switch provides a 38% capacity hike to the Japanese city and a 22% increase on the German route.

Emirates has a fleet of 105 A380s, and is by far the world’s largest operator of the type. Its Osaka link is served with a 489-seat A380, while the Hamburg aircraft has 517 seats. Both have three-class cabins.

Source: Cirium Dashboard