Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed inspects Emirates new VIP jet

The Airbus A319 was acquired to fly family, dignitaries and business associates
The Airbus A319 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.
By Shane McGinley
Wed 17 Jul 2013 10:18 AM

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.

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