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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

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