The Emirates A380 receives an official visit at the Bahrain International Airshow
Dubai, UAE, Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 — The Emirates A380 today received a visit from His Highness Mohammed bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the son of the Crown Prince of Bahrain; His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the son of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi; and His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports and Managing Director of Royal Jet; accompanied by Tony Douglas, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group.
The visit was part of the official opening tour for the airshow. The VIP delegation were received by Adel Al Redha, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Emirates and Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran for Emirates, who took him through the flagship aircraft’s signature design details and latest onboard products.
The Emirates A380 is the largest aircraft on display this year at the Bahrain International Airshow. At the last Bahrain Airshow in 2016, more than 8,000 visitors toured the Emirates A380 on the show days. Emirates is displaying its 100th A380, which has been emblazed with a decal of HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, the UAE’s founding father. The Emirates A380 on display features 14 luxurious First Class suites, 76 flatbed seats in Business Class and 429 spacious seats in Economy Class, as well a refreshed Emirates’ OnBoard Lounge. The new OnBoard Lounge includes more seating options, mood lighting, a new wooden finish, modern detailing, a special sound system, among a number of other features.
Emirates and is the largest operator of the A380 with 105 in the airline’s widebody fleet and a further 57 on order. The Emirates A380 currently operates to 50 destinations and has carried over 114 million passengers on over 129,000 flights since going into service in 2008.
Emirates has been flying to Bahrain since 2000 and services the Kingdom with four daily flights, and has deployed its iconic A380 to Bahrain on a number of occasions.