Emirates is expecting to receive its milestone 100th A380 aircraft on November 3. The airline, which is the world’s largest A380 operator, has flown over 80 million passengers on the superjumbo in the nine years since it has joined their fleet.
Emirates uses the A380 aircraft to service more than 45 destinations in several continents including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Australia.
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline 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.”
Emirates also launched and operates an A380-dedicated airport hall with 20 gates offering direct boarding from the airport lounge. In addition, the airline has one of the world’s most advanced engineering centres which include six heavy maintenance hangars, paint shops, and the capability to completely overhaul an A380.