Emirates has taken delivery of its sixth
Airbus A380 aircraft amid recent financial trouble with its parent company
Emirates currently operates A380 aircraft in
to Sydney, Auckland, Bangkok,
Toronto, Heathrow and from tomorrow Seoul. This will be expanded to include
Paris after the airline takes delivery of its seventh Airbus A380 aircraft
later this month
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Forging ahead with the airline’s immense fleet
expansion Emirates has taken delivery of its sixth Airbus A380 aircraft.
The colossal aircraft landed in Dubai late last night after travelling from the
Jürgen Thomas Delivery Centre in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is
currently being fitted with the airline’s service hallmarks at Emirates’ world
class engineering facility, in preparation for entry into service.
Taking delivery of this mammoth plane Adel Al Redha, Emirates’
Executive Vice President Engineering and Operations said: “The delivery of our
sixth A380 aircraft is testament to Emirates’ steadfast resilience amidst the
global economic crisis. The A380 offers us the ability to support our
operational needs and meet passenger demand, an important factor with
international load levels looking positive over the next few months.”
“We remain resolute in our expansion
plans in terms of both fleet and destinations. In the last four weeks alone
Emirates has announced plans to start services to Tokyo and Amsterdam in 2010
and has also taken delivery of three new aircraft including two Boeing
777-300ER, in addition to today’s Airbus A380.”
Serving six far reaching destinations including; Sydney, Auckland,
Bangkok, Toronto, Heathrow and from tomorrow Seoul, Emirates’ A380 aircraft
provide a greener option for long haul travel through substantial reductions in
noise, emissions and fuel burn. From 29th December Emirates will also commence
an A380 service to Paris, with the carrier’s seventh A380 aircraft due for
delivery later this month.
Designed to provide customers with the greatest travel comforts on long-range
journeys, the Emirates’ A380 – with 14 First Class Private Suites, 76
Business Class and 399 Economy seats – represents the latest innovation and
technology from a company recognized internationally for its in-flight
amenities and services.
Unique to the Emirates aircraft are its Shower Spas – two fully-equipped
bathrooms in the First Class cabins with shower facilities. Emirates
A380’s ground-breaking in-flight product also features an Onboard Lounge for
First and Business Class passengers which includes a bar with a wide range of
beverages and canapés as well as an exclusive space to socialise or simply
Spread over two levels, the whole of the A380 upper deck is dedicated to
premium passengers. Towards the front, First Class passengers can relax in one
of 14 flat-bed, massage-equipped Private Suites. These incorporate
remote-controlled doors, a work desk, an electrically controlled mini-bar and
the most advanced in-flight entertainment system available to travellers.
The main deck is dedicated to Economy class passengers and is fitted with comfortable
seating as well as seat back individual 12 inch LCD screens, offering
passengers a wide range of in-flight entertainment.
The arrival of sixth Airbus A380 brings Emirates’ all-wide bodied passenger
fleet to 142 aircraft. Emirates operates services to 101 cities spanning
62 countries on six continents.