Emirates said it will operate its first A380 commercial flight on Dubai-New York JFK service Aug. 1 and from Aug. 8 will operate the route with the aircraft thrice-weekly. The flights are in addition to the twice-daily service it already offers on the route. The aircraft, the first to be powered by Engine Alliance GP7200s, will be configured with 489 seats: 14 first class, 76 business and 399 economy. It also will provide 13 tons of belly hold capacity for cargo. Subsequent A380s to be ...

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