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Emirates to receive second A380 Oct 24

Dubai-based airline expecting superjumbo at end of month, amounting to two-month delay.

Dubai-based airline Emirates will receive its second Airbus A380 on Oct. 24, around two months later than originally planned, the company's president said on Thursday.

Speaking during a tour of Dubai International Airport's new Terminal 3, Tim Clark said Emirates would receive its second superjumbo at the end of this month, followed by three more in late January and February.

Clark said the second A380 would be used to take its Dubai-New York service daily, while the three other planes would be used on its London, Sydney and Auckland routes.

Emirates, the Middle East's biggest airline, put its first A380 into service on Aug. 1 with a direct flight from Dubai to New York.

Emirates, with 58 firm orders for the A380 out of a total 198 from manufacturer EADS, is the biggest customer for the delay-plagued European plane and is the second client to take delivery after Singapore Airlines, which already has five.

The French weekly Journal du Dimanche reported last month that Emirates would not receive the second A380 on order before the end of October,

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Salim ALSuwaidi 11 years ago

I don't know why previously people were complaining about the New Economy of Emirates the A380, because no feet rest and whatever. WRONG! I've been in the new Emirates A380 and I checked the economy class of them with business and first class, economy beats the majority of all economy classes I've flown by in my whole life, enough leg room to stretch your legs, Very comfortable seats rather than the old emirates economy. Compare to most Airlines I've been to Emirates A380 Economy class takes the full mark 10/10 Business class: The Emirates Business Class of the A380 is great way to fly if you can't afford the 1st class, Its almost similar to Etihad Airways Business but a bit bigger with private mini bar if I' not mistaken. First class: no need to talk about it. People, I know I'm off topic but stop complaining about economy class with no foot rest

skyobserver 11 years ago

You can can imagine the cockpit check list prior to rolling on take off.... Flaps ? Set ! Slats ? Set! Trim? Set! Airspeed Indicators? Set! Shower Temperature ? Set to 35 degrees. Shower flow ? Negative .... Avionics Malfunction Skipper!......abort take off!! Better luck this time