Following the Emirates A380 Fleet for a Day

At the end of March, the Emirates Airbus A380 fleet numbered 75 and the airline has an additional 67 of the type on order. Emirates A380s make up 40% of delivered A380s and 57% of total orders. With such a large fleet, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at a day of operations.

All Emirates A380 flights from 15 April 2016

All Emirates A380 flights from 15 April 2016

15 April 2016

We examined flights from 15 April to get an idea of where Emirates sends its A380s and how long it takes them to get there. 68 Emirates A380s performed 131 fights to 38 airports, covering a total of 1,435,459 kilometers (891,953 miles).

Destinations

Emirates A380s visited 38 cities across 5 continents. 119 of the 131 flights arrived or departed Dubai International Airport. As a city, London sees the greatest number of flights with 8 daily return services to Heathrow (5) and Gatwick (3).

Tracking all 119 Emirates A380 flights in and out of Dubai on 15 April

Tracking all 119 Emirates A380 flights in and out of Dubai on 15 April

 

See the trails build as flights arrive and depart Dubai.

 

Distance

On 15 April, Emirates A380s traveled a total of 1,435,459 kilometers (891,953 miles) or 35.8 times around the world. Average flight length was 10,956 km (6,808 mi). EK216 flew the furthest, covering 14,430 km (8,967 mi) from Los Angeles to Dubai.

The longest Emirates A380 flight (by distance) on 15 April.

EK216—the longest Emirates A380 flight (by distance) on 15 April.

The shortest flight was over 12,000 km shorter. EK858 covered 968 km (602 mi) from Kuwait City to Dubai.

EK858—the shortest flight (time & distance) by an Emirates A380 on 15 April

EK858—the shortest flight (time & distance) by an Emirates A380 on 15 April

 

Time

Emirates’ A380 fleet spent a total of 951 hours, 4 minutes in flight over the course of the day. The average flight lasted 7 hours, 15 minutes. EK858 gets the honor of shortest flight for both distance and time. The flight from Kuwait City to Dubai lasted only 1 hour, 17 minutes. On the other end of the spectrum, EK211 spent 15 hours, 25 minutes flying from Dubai to Houston.

EK211—the longest flight (by time) by an Emirates A380 on 15 April.

EK211—the longest flight (by time) by an Emirates A380 on 15 April.

 

Emirates Single Day A380 stats at-a-glance

Emirates A380s in flight

Emirates A380s in flight

68 active aircraft

131 total flights

38 Airports

5 Continents

1,435,459 kilometers flown

951 hours, 4 minutes of flight time

An Emirates A380 departing Manchester Airport

An Emirates A380 departing Manchester Airport