Take a virtual tour of an Emirates A380

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If you have ever wanted to see inside the enormous A380 aircraft – the spas, the private suites or the pilot cockpit – an online virtual tour has been launched on Google Street View.

Showcasing one of the 30-odd superjumbos owned by Emirates Airline, based at Dubai International Airport, the tool gives viewers an insider’s glimpse of one of the most luxurious and the world’s largest aircraft.

With two decks, the plane is split into economy (lower deck) and business and first class (upper deck), where lounges, two shower spas and private suites are featured.

The four-aisle plane has a wingspan of 79.8m and can carry up to 517 passengers.

It is the world’s most fuel efficient jet in its class, burning 20 percent less fuel than its nearest competitor and capable of covering 15,000km in a single journey.

Emirates has more than 30 in its fleet and another 50-plus on order.

Dubai International Airport became the only facility in the world to have a dedicated A380 terminal, with 20 gates, when it opened a purpose-built concourse in January.

The street view map is available at http://goo.gl/maps/JzN39.

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