Emirates set to receive 100th A380 in November

Dubai airline is the world's largest operator of superjumbo, has so far flown 80m passengers
By Staff writer
Thu 19 Oct 2017 01:55 PM

Emirates, the world’s largest A380 operator, is set to receive its milestone 100th A380 aircraft on November 3.

Over 80 million passengers have flown on the superjumbo in the nine years since it first joined the Dubai-based airline's fleet, a statement said.

Sir Tim Clark, president, Emirates, said: "The A380 has been, and continues to be hugely popular amongst our customers, many of whom deliberately plan their travel so that they can fly on it. But we don’t rest on our laurels and continually invest to enhance our product so as to continue offering our customers the best possible inflight experience.

"Our frequent flyers will have noticed countless improvements onboard over the years, ranging from minor updates such as the addition of in-seat USB and HDMI ports, to bigger cabin overhauls where for instance we relocated the central overhead luggage bins to create more spacious cabin on the upper deck, and when we introduced bigger and better inflight entertainment systems, amongst many other initiatives."

The airline now operates A380 flights to 48 destinations across six continents, almost a third of its global network. This year Emirates introduced the A380 on routes to Sao Paulo, Casablanca and Nice.

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