Time for take off: Operating the Emirates Airbus A380 Inaugural from JNB to DXB

Passengers were invited to take photos with and enjoy some of the cake given to Cabin Crew on the flight.

On February 1, 2017, I had the pleasure of operating the Emirates Airbus A380 Inaugural from Johannesburg, South Africa to Dubai, United Arab Emirates!

An inaugural flight is defined as the first flight of an aircraft that is being introduced by a carrier to a route for the first time. On occasions such as this, Cabin Crew are nominated to operate the flight by management, then chosen to participate by a selection committee. It’s an honour to have been able to participate in this experience!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Dnata Newrest surprised us with a giant cake that we opted to share with our passengers. The disembarking Cabin Crew (that came into JNB on the Emirates Airbus A380-800) also left us several South African flags that our customers were able to take pictures with.