Travelers planning to jet set to Australia or to the Middle East later this year will have the chance to experience the best-in-class onboard amenities on the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380. Qantas Airways will begin service on the A380 from DFW starting September 29 and Emirates Airlines will begin service on October 1.
DFW International Airport currently provides nonstop service to more than 200 destinations worldwide, with more service being added this year to destinations such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Doha and Abu Dhabi. The arrivals of the A380 is a true testament to the strength and growing travel market from DFW.
With the larger airliner, Qantas now will provide nonstop flights from DFW to Sydney six times per week. Emirates will enhance its nonstop services from DFW to Dubai with this upgraded aircraft. With the increase seating capacity that will be available, more travelers can soon access other parts of The Middle East, Asia, India and Africa.
In preparation for the A380 services, DFW has begun improvements at Terminal D that will allow three passenger boarding bridges to serve the aircraft; one will connect to the upper deck and the other two will connect to the main deck. Terminal apron and airfield improvements will not be required during this time. Terminal D opened in 2005 with A380 capabilities built into it’s design, resulting in relatively minor enhancements needed to accommodate the arrival of the aircraft.
The A380 is an impressive double-deck airplane that provides more than 460 seats, with luxurious amenities such as comfortable seating and lounge areas for First Class and Business Class, spacious seating for Economy class, social areas, and enhanced in-flight entertainment options. Travelers will even notice a reduction in take-off noise and enjoy a quieter cabin experience while flying high above the clouds.
Stay tuned and check here for updates as we welcome the world’s largest passenger aircraft to DFW International Airport.