Emirates’ A380 returns to Hyderabad
DUBAI, U.A.E., 22 March 2016: More than six thousand aviation enthusiasts experienced the wonder of Emirates’ flagship aircraft - the A380 – at India Aviation, a five-day international air show held in Hyderabad. This marks the second time in the show’s five-year history that the iconic aircraft has been on display.
The popular double decker, standing over 24 metres high and with a wing span of nearly 80 metres- was on display between March 16th to the 17th at Begumpet Airport, giving special guests the opportunity to tour its interior and experience its award-winning products in all classes of travel.
Click here to watch a video showcasing the highlights of the Emirates A380 display at the India Aviation Airshow 2016.
The A380 also received a special visit from India’s Union Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju and the Governor of State of Telangana - E. S. L. Narasimhan, who toured the impressive aircraft guided by Emirates Cabin Crew.
“The India Aviation Air show is a significant event in the region and we were happy to be back in Hyderabad with our iconic A380. Since Emirates launched its A380 service to Mumbai in 2014, more than 349,000 passengers have flown on the aircraft, and feedback from their experience is overwhelmingly positive.” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West Asia and Indian Ocean
“Our customers in India can also experience the double decker by connecting through our Dubai hub to more than 30 A380 destinations. With its quiet cabins, on-board lounge and shower spas in premium cabins, the A380 products and services are unparalleled in the industry, giving all our passengers on board an unsurpassed travel experience,” he added.
Emirates’ A380 static tour takes the guests across the aircraft’s two decks, giving them a real-life glimpse of the spacious seats in Economy Class, lie-flat seats in Business Class and the 14- luxury First Class Private Suites. Guests also got to see the A380 Shower Spas and on-board Business Class lounge that are both fully set-up and equipped to portray an authentic inflight experience.
Emirates is the largest operator of the A380, flying to 36 destinations around the world from Dubai. Recently, the airline announced that Vienna will be joining its A380 network in 2016. The airline currently has 74 A380s in service and has a further 66 on firm order.