Emirates will receive three more A380 aircraft from Airbus this year, with their last unit on order scheduled to join their fleet in November, bringing forward the original delivery timeline from June 2022.
All three new A380s to be delivered will be fitted with Emirates’ much-lauded Premium Economy cabin, as well as their latest A380 cabin interiors.
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.
Emirates’ 4-class A380s are currently operating on their London Heathrow and Paris Charles De Gaulle routes.
The comfortable and luxurious cream leather-covered Emirates Premium Economy seats, with generous leg room, are currently only offered as spot upgrades for valued customers on a discretionary basis.
"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."Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline
Emirates A380 to Fly for 2 More Decades
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline added "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 COVID-19 vaccines, come October Emirates will have reinstated their A380 operations on over a dozen popular routes out of Dubai including: Amman, Cairo, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mauritius, Moscow, Munich, New York JFK, Paris, Toronto, Vienna, Washington DC and Zurich.
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