Emirates' single A310-300 is in a two-class configuration of 21 Business Class seats and 177 Economy Class seats for a total of 198 seats.
Emirates will no longer operate the A310 to Istanbul and Beirut starting this September.
Emirates flies daily to Istanbul on A330-200s except the Saturday flight which is on an A310-300. Starting September 18, that flight will upgrade to an A330-200. All flights are on two-class configuration aircraft.
Emirates flies 12x weekly to Beirut on A330-200s except the afternoon Tuesday flight which is on an A310-300. Starting September 21, that flight will be upgraded to an A340-300. All flights are on three-class configuration aircraft.
Beirut will become the 7th A340-300 destination after Casablanca, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Osaka, Perth, and Shanghai.
Emirates only brought back the A310 to Beirut back at the end of March as part of their frequency increase from 11 to 12 flights a week.
This will mean that Emirates' only A310-300 routes will be Bahrain, Karachi, Muscat, and Tehran. Only some of the flights on some days of the week to these destinations are served on A310-300s.
The A310-300 flights to these four cities will switch to other aircraft with the start of the spring schedule at the end of March.
I always thought the A310-300 looked great in Emirates colors. It will be missed.
Photo © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt
Photo © Mario Aurich
Does anyone know the exact date of when Emirates will return A6-EKL back to the lessor? Anyone know its fate? She's a relatively new A310 being built only in 1993.
And before anyone asks, yes I made the timetables in Microsoft Excel. I've been practicing and learning how to use Microsoft Excel lately as I'll need to know it for college. So I did them for practice, took just a few minutes.