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Emirates refutes claim it is to drop A380 from Indian routes

Dubai airline responds to media reports claiming it is planning to stop operating superjumbo to south Asian country

Emirates refutes claim it is to drop A380 from Indian routes
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Emirates Airline on Tuesday dismissed media reports that it is considering the suspension of its A380 superjumbo on Indian routes.

Emirates vice president for India and Nepal, Essa Sulaiman Ahmad said in comments published by India's Business Standard newspaper that the airline had no plans to withdraw the plane.

"A380 (aircraft) is here to stay... We have the approvals from the authorities," he was quoted as saying.

Ahmad's comments came after some media reported that the Dubai-based airline may suspend its A380 operations to India.

Emirates is the world's largest Airbus A380 operators.

Singapore Airlines was the first carrier to operate the Jumbo Airbus plane on India routes when it launched one flight each to Delhi and Mumbai from Singapore on May 30.

Emirates followed the suit by deploying A380 on its Mumbai route from July 21.

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Shahid 6 years ago

There is no difference in Dubai and Mumbai in terms of parking facility for A380 both use stairs to offload passengers any where they want.

Adrian - 6 years ago

Where do Emirates use stairs on an A380 to Offload passengers in DXB ? Never once have I experienced that, must be flights from Mumbai.