On 26 March, Emirates launched two brand new A380 routes and re-inaugurated a third, marking the occasion with events in Tokyo, Casablanca, and São Paulo. Emirates asked us to visualize the flights and the rest of their A380 fleet’s travel for the day. We created two visualizations and noted a few statistics about the day’s flights.

Seeing the A380 Fleet


The New Flights

Emirates launched service to São Paulo, the first regular commercial A380 service to South America; service to Casablanca, the first A380 service to North Africa; and the airline re-launched A380 service to Tokyo-Narita after a 3-year hiatus.

Running the Numbers

Total number of Emirates flights tracked during the 24 hour period: 577

Total A380 flights: 165

Longest flight: 16 hours 10 min, EK449, AKL-DXB

Shortest flight: 1h 17m, EK858, KWI-DXB

Total time in the air for the A380 fleet: 50d 5h 27

Average A380 flight time 7h 18m

Average time equal to the day’s flight from DXB to PVG

86 unique Emirates A380s flew on 26 March

The busiest A380 in the EK fleet was A6-EDQ, which took off 4 times.


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