Emirates second Airbus A380 which was
expected to be delivered in September this year is now looking like not being
delivered until at least 20 October 2008. Parts and supply issues for this A380s
internal outfitting is the unconfirmed cause of the delay.
This delivery delay sets back Emirates
planned Dubai to New York (JFK) introduction. An Emirates US spokesman has said the
following “There may be a delay; we
are awaiting further details from Dubai.” Emirates (Dubai) and Airbus are still to
either officially confirm or deny this delivery delay.
Emirates is expected to continue using this
routes existing Boeing 777-300ER until Emirates second Airbus A380 is commences
operation on 26 October 2008, which is two days after (24 October 2008) Qantas’s
first Airbus A380 will fly its second flight from Sydney to New York.