The first of August has given Emirates a very good reason to celebrate as the airline celebrates 10 years of A380 operations.
Sine its first flight to New York from Dubai on August 1st 2008, the Emirates A380 has carried more than 105 million passengers, clocking in more than 1.5 billion kilometres on 115,000 flights, equivalent to 39,000 trips around the globe.
As the world’s largest operator of the A380 aircraft, Emirates continues to grow its scheduled services around the world.
Speaking about the A380, Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, said: “It’s been 10 extraordinary years since the first Emirates A380 flight took to the skies, and today it has become one of the most recognisable and admired aircraft in the world. Passengers love to fly it because of its spaciousness which provides more comfort across all classes, and its iconic products like the OnBoard Lounge, Shower Spa and First Class suites have redefined air travel.”
“We remain committed to providing the best experience for our customers aboard our flagship aircraft, and introducing new innovations that will continue to ‘wow’ them every time they fly with us. The Emirates A380 has also had a significant impact on the aerospace industry and its high-value supply chains, fuelling hundreds of thousands of jobs for skilled workers, and creating significant economic benefits in countries which have A380 production facilities.”
He added: “The aircraft continues to boost tourism and trade wherever it flies by stimulating further traffic and demand, and we hope that it continues to play an important role in the economies and societies that it serves in the years to come.”
In January of this year, Emirates ordered another 36 A380s, taking the airline’s commitment for the aircraft to 178 units.
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