(02 Sep 2021)
Emirates has confirmed that it will take delivery of
three Airbus A380s this year, with the last superjumbo on order
expected to join the airline’s fleet in November, well ahead of
the original delivery timeline of June 2022.
All three of the brand new A380s to be delivered will be fitted
out with Emirates’ much lauded Premium Economy cabin as well as
its latest A380 cabin interiors and signature features including
private suites and Shower Spas in First Class, the popular Onboard
Lounge, fully flat seats in Business Class, and some of the industry’s
largest seatback screens for customers in all cabins to enjoy the
airline’s extensive selection of entertainment content on ice.
These deliveries will bring Emirates’ total fleet
of A380s to 118 units in November, including six aircraft equipped
with Premium Economy seats in a 4-class configuration.
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said,
“We’ve come to an agreement with Airbus to bring forward the
delivery of our remaining A380 orders and have secured financing
for these units. These new aircraft will also add more highly
sought-after Premium Economy seats into our inventory, as we
prepare to fully launch this cabin product in the coming months.
“Emirates will continue to be the
largest operator of this spacious and modern aircraft for the next
two decades, and we’re committed to ensuring that the Emirates
A380 experience remains a customer favourite with ongoing
investments to enhance our product and services.”
As travel restrictions ease with the global
roll-out of COVID19 vaccines, come October, Emirates will have
reinstated its A380 operations on over a dozen popular routes
between Dubai and: Amman, Cairo, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou,
London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mauritius, Moscow,
Munich, New York JFK, Paris, Toronto, Vienna, Washington DC, and
Emirates’ 4-class A380s are currently operating on
its London Heathrow and Paris Charles De Gaulle routes.
cream leather-covered Emirates Premium Economy seats are currently
offered customers as spot upgrades.
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