Emirates announced that its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft has returned to Moscow, Russia, expanding its double-decker network to six cities.

Citing strong passenger demand, Emirates indicated that its Airbus A380 will return to Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport (DME), with a twice-weekly flight on Fridays and Saturdays starting from September 18, 2020. Currently, the Dubai airline serves the Russian capital with its Boeing 777-300ER, after it restarted services to Moscow on September 11.

Seemingly, the company saw a lot of demand, as it only took Emirates a week to upgrade the route from its Triple Seven to the Airbus-made Super Jumbo.

Moscow joined Cairo, Egypt; Guangzhou, China; London, United Kingdom; and Toronto, Canada as cities that Emirates Airbus A380 serves. In total, the carrier currently flies to 85 destinations in its network – prior to the crisis, its network spanned 157 dots on the map, 50 of which were served by the double-decker aircraft.

As winds have shifted in aviation, reports circulated that Emirates is looking to shift more 777X orders towards the smaller aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner. But which aircraft would fit the airline better?