You are here: Home  »  News  » 


News » 

Emirates increases A380 order to 90 aircraft

Published: 08/06/2010 - Filed under: News »

  • Print
  • Send

Dubai-based Emirates has ordered a further 32 Airbus A380s, taking its total orders for the superjumbo to 90 aircraft, or nearly 40 per cent of worldwide orders for the A380.

This latest order, which has a list price of US$11.5 billion, was signed today (June 8) at the Berlin Air Show. According to Airbus the aircraft manufacturer now has 234 firm orders for the A380 from 17 customers, with Emirates alone accounting for 90 superjumbo orders, or just under 40 per cent of the worldwide total.

Emirates says it is now the second largest airline in the world in available seat kilometres, and adds that in addition to the orders placed today, the carrier has 48 Airbus A380s, 70 Airbus A350s,  18 Boeing 777-300ERs and 7 Boeing air freighters on order totalling 143 wide-body aircraft worth more than US$48 billion.

The airline took delivery of its tenth A380 on June 7, and currently serves eight destinations with the superjumb - London Heathrow, Toronto, Paris, Jeddah, Bangkok, Seoul, Sydney and Auckland. Beijing will be added to the list on August 1, followed by Manchester on September 1, and the return of the A380 on the New York route from October 1. 

For more information visit emirates.com, and for a for a look at the layout of the A380 aircraft operated by Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas, Air France and Lufthansa, click here.

Report by Mark Caswell

Read more about...

Bookmark with:

ADD A COMMENT » 

Login details

To add a comment, please enter your email address and password.

Keep me signed in until I sign out

New users

If you are not already registered with us, please enter your email address and chosen password above, and also complete the details below. Your screen name will be displayed on our website.

Your message





TOP SECTIONS »

Analysis: How hotels are finally tackling room noise

Analysis: How hotels are finally tackling room noise

"Acoustic door" trials in US hotels have been seen as a success at blocking out noise from hotel corridors
Read more »

Surge in concealed weapons smuggled through US airports

Surge in concealed weapons smuggled through US airports

TSA data reveals that over 2,600 concealed guns were carried by passengers through US airports in 2015
Read more »

Hotel check: The Nadler Victoria

Hotel check: The Nadler Victoria

A review of the latest boutique hotel in London from Nadler Hotels
Read more »