Emirates intends to add more Airbus A380 planes to its fleet as demand for air travel rises and travel restrictions ease throughout the world.
Emirates will add 11 Airbus A380 aircraft to its fleet between October and November 2021. With 11 Airbus A380 aircraft deployed on long-haul routes, the airline will be able to offer customers about 165,000 additional A380 seats.
According to the announcement, by the end of November 2021, the Super Jumbo will have 27 destinations, “representing a more than 65 percent increase from its current 16.”
“Plans to restore 70% of its capacity by the end of the year are on track with the return to service of more than 50 A380 aircraft,” read the airline’s statement published on September 27, 2021.
Emirates will “reinstate its signature A380 services to popular leisure and business destinations” such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Zurich during the next six weeks.
Emirates, the largest Airbus A380 operator, will have 118 Airbus A380 planes by the end of 2021. Because of the debilitating effect on international air travel demand, more than half of the airline’s A380s are currently parked.