Emirates prepares for final A380 deliveries

The new aircraft will add more sought-after premium economy seats into the inventory

Emirates will receive three more A380 aircraft from Airbus this year, bringing forward the original delivery timeline from June 2022.

With Airbus currently winding down production of the superjumbo, the planes are expected to be the last commercial deliveries of the A380, with Emirates’ final unit on order scheduled to join its fleet in November 2021.

The new deliveries will bring Emirates’ total fleet of A380s to 118 units, including six aircraft equipped with premium economy seats in a four-class configuration. The airline’s existing four-class A380s are currently operating on its London Heathrow and Paris Charles De Gaulle routes.


Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark said: “These new aircraft will add more highly sought-after premium economy seats into our inventory, as we prepare to fully launch this cabin product in the coming months.

“Emirates will continue to be the largest operator of this spacious and modern aircraft for the next two decades, and we are committed to ensuring that the Emirates A380 experience remains a customer favourite with ongoing investments to enhance our product and services.”

By October, Emirates will have reinstated its A380 operations on several routes from Dubai, including Amman, Cairo, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mauritius, Moscow, Munich, New York JFK, Paris, Toronto, Vienna, Washington DC and Zurich.

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