EMIRATES Airline has signed a contract for 50 additional A380s.
The move brings the UAE carrier’s total order for the aircraft, which flies 8,500 nautical miles or 15,700 kilometres non-stop, to 140.
Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, states: “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.”
John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, customers, adds: “This order is a major vote of confidence in the A380. Since delivery of their first aircraft in July 2008, Emirates’ A380 fleet has grown to be the largest in the world with 44 A380s in operation.”