An Emirates spokesperson said "Emirates plans to deploy an A380 on one of its existing daily services between Dubai to Mumbai, starting from July and is working closely with Mumbai Airport Authorities to make this deployment possible. In addition we have plans to upgrade existing aircraft to larger capacity Boeing 777s to Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai starting from 01 June. We will announce details shortly."
Emirates is the largest operator of Airbus A380 planes and has 50 of them in its fleet. It is also the largest foreign airline operating into India with 185 weekly flights.
In February the civil aviation ministry on Wednesday revised the bilateral air traffic entitlements with Dubai, allowing them a 20 per cent increase in seats to India. Dubai, which had asked for 50,000 additional seats a week, was been granted 11,000 seats for allocation in three phases. Dubai was not been granted any additional port of call (destination) in India.
Etihad's CEO James Hogan recently said the airline would at a later date bring in the aircraft to India.
The A380 can sit 850 people in a single class configuration but usually used in a three-class offering with a seating capacity of 550-600 passengers.
India on January 42 allowed carriers to operate the A380 to operate to four of India's airports-Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
A month later, it certified Mumbai as a Code-F compliant airport, which means it has a runway suitable for the A380 to land. Delhi has been Code-F certified for a few years now.