Timeslider: July 13, 2009
One of the Airbus A380 fleet from Emirates Airlines standing at a gate of Dubai airport.
On 1 August 2008 Emirates flew its first A380-800 flight, with 489 passengers, from Dubai to New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The airline now uses their Airbus A380-800 on flights to Bangkok, Sydney, Toronto, Auckland, and London Heathrow. Flights to Seoul started on December 14, 2009, and flights to Paris are planned to start on December 29, 2009. During 2010 as more aircraft are delivered, the A380 will resume flights to New York-JFK and will be deployed to Beijing, Manchester and Shanghai as well as an additional service to London Heathrow.