Emirates Airline has officially beefed up its firm order for the Airbus A380 to 50 aircraft, after negotiations with Airbus following the preliminary announcement at the 2013 Dubai Airshow on 17 November 2013.
Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said on the occasion: “The A380 is our flagship aircraft. It is popular with our customers and delivers results for us in terms of operational performance. That is why we have ordered these additional 50 aircraft, to add to our A380 fleet.”
Emirates already has 44 A380s in operation, making the airliner global number 1 when it comes to operate the world’s biggest passenger aircraft.
Since first entering service in 2007, to date 122 A380s have been delivered, to ten carriers. The aircraft flies 8,500 nautical miles or 15,700 kilometres non-stop.