Emirates welcomes 25th Airbus A380 to fleet

Emirates took delivery of its 24th and 25th Airbus A380 and its 78th Boeing 777-300 on Oct. 1. The aircraft will be immediately engaged into service across Emirates network of 126 destinations in 74 countries; supporting Emirates planned expansion of its network and flights. The delivery of three wide-body aircraft in one day, a record for Emirates, required careful review and advance preparation within all operational units to ensure the availability of the required flight crew, cabin crew, engineers, and airport staff in time to ensure a smooth entry into service. “With its large capacity and excellent operating economics, the A380 is one of the pillars of Emirates’ future growth. Our A380s are specifically deployed on high-density routes where extra capacity is needed and have been well received by passengers,”said Adel al Redha, Emirates executive vice-president of Engineering and Operations. The Dubai-based carrier was the first airline to order the A380 and thus enabled Airbus to proceed with the program. The further 65 A380s on Emirates’ order book is part of Emirates’ overall 216 aircraft still to be delivered; worth US$62 billion. (