Subscribe Free
in Air Transport

Dubai Airshow: Emirates signs for 50 more A380s

Posted 17 November 2013 · 1 Comment

Emirates Airline placed an additional order for 50 A380 aircraft at the Dubai show this morning. Airbus said this confirms the continued strong demand for very large aircraft in the Middle East that are needed to meet the region's higher than average traffic growth.

The order was signed at a ceremony at the Airshow witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of the airline  and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president and CEO.

“The A380 continues to be the flagship of our fleet and after five years in operation it remains highly popular with our passengers,” said  Sheikh Ahmed. “It is still one of the most efficient aircraft to operate today in terms of fuel burn and emissions per passenger, and it gives us the flexibility in some cases to meet passenger demand in slot-constrained markets. This latest order will help us meet both fleet expansion and fleet replacement needs.”

Brégier said: “By strategically placing the A380 at the centre of its business, Emirates is maximizing its leading position with each day of operations. Emirates has understood from the start the A380s advantages in terms of efficiency, economics and passenger comfort. It continues to be a true crowd-puller and contributor to the rapid development of its Dubai hub.”

Following delivery of itsfirst A380 in July 2008, Emirates has now taken delivery of 39 A380s. The 39th A380 is on Airbus’ static display at the 2013 Dubai Airshow. All Emirates’ A380s are powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines.

The total A380 fleet has now accumulated over one million flight hours in almost 140,000 commercial flights. To date some 50 million passengers have already enjoyed the unique experience of flying on board an A380. Every five minutes, an A380 either takes off or lands at one of the 34 airports where it operates today and the network is constantly growing, Airbus said

1 Comment for Dubai Airshow: Emirates signs for 50 more A380s

Isaac Uwagwu

posted 2 years ago

The 'Operating Economics' of the Airbus A380 has been seen by Emirates.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Associated Air Center redelivers first Boeing 787-8 VVIP aircraft to Middle east customer

Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero's Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center has redelivered the company's and the industry's first Boeing 787-8 Head of State aircraft completion to a Middle East customer.

Iran to establish maintenance zones at Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport

Iranian authorities are looking to establish zones at Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport for companies to establish aircraft maintenance centres, reports Flight Global.

IATA: Middle East sees growth in air freight in 2015

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released figures for global air freight markets showing cargo volumes measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) expanded 2.2% in 2015 compared to 2014, but the Middle East grew

IATA releases 2015 passenger traffic results with Middle East showing strongest growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% for the full year compared to 2014. Middle East carriers had

Dubai Duty Free celebrates the Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey

On February 4, Dubai Duty Free officially welcomed the 'Year of the Fire Monkey' with an exclusive Chinese-themed celebration in Terminal 3 (Concourse B) of Dubai International Airport.

Gulfstream G500 completes flutter testing

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced the Gulfstream G500 has completed flutter testing.

Mixjet IASO SK 18N-17F16
See us at
Global Aerospace Summit 2016Reed Exhibitions BT 7O23M16Marrakech Airshow 2016 rev1 BT 30A16Istanbul Airshow BT 2016Aviation Iran BT S-3Mar16ADAE 2016 BT 10M16