DUBAI, U.A.E., 14th October 2013: Today Emirates celebrated the arrival of the 39th A380 aircraft to its fast-growing fleet, which now totals 208 aircraft. It was the eighth A380 aircraft Emirates has had delivered this year.
The large number of A380 aircraft received by Emirates this year alone indicates the need for the Dubai-based airline to meet the demand for the superjumbo on its busiest routes around the world.
Emirates has expanded its A380 services to increase efficiency on major routes to Europe, Australia and the US over the last year, with further plans to deploy the giant double decker on popular routes over the coming months.
Emirates is the largest operator of A380 aircraft in the world and has a further 51 A380 aircraft on order. More than 18 million passengers have travelled on the Emirates A380 since it was first launched in 2008 and had the opportunity to experience the ultimate comfort and luxury of the aircraft’s interior.
Two decks offer 399 seats in Economy Class, 76 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 14 luxury First Class Private Suites. Passengers in the premium cabins can socialise in the Onboard Lounge, and First Class passengers can arrive at their destination refreshed in one of two onboard Shower Spas.
Passengers across all cabins can enjoy up to 1,800 channels of the latest movies, TV shows and music from around the world alongside a range of games on the award-winning ice inflight entertainment system. The latest technology allows passengers to stay connected throughout the flight with high-speed Wi-Fi access and mobile phone and data services.
If you’ve never travelled on the Emirates A380, you can enjoy a sneak peek without even leaving the ground. The Emirates A380 is the first A380 aircraft to appear on Google Street View, allowing you to explore the interior features in a 360-degree virtual tour using similar technology and controls as you would to explore towns and cities.