Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured the new Airbus A319 jet acquired by state-owned carrier Emirates Airline to be used to exclusively fly royal family members, dignitaries and businessmen.
Sheikh Mohammed, who is also Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, was briefed on the aircraft’s luxury features, including the internet, bluetooth-enabled devices and iPads.
Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation and CEO of Emirates Group Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum explained the jet is divided into two parts, the first of which is a lounge comprises of nine seats and the second consists of ten seats in the form of cabins which can be converted into inclined flat-beds.
The jet has a range of up to 3,800 nautical miles and will enter into service once it has been given final approval by Sheikh Mohammed.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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