Emirates will get three more A380 aircraft from Airbus this year, with the final unit on order set to enter the fleet in November, bringing the original delivery date of June next year forward.
The jets are believed to be the latest commercial deliveries of the A380 since Airbus is currently winding down production of the superjumbo.
In November, Emirates’ total fleet of A380s will reach 118, including six aircraft outfitted with premium economy seats in a four-class arrangement.
Emirates Airline President Tim Clark stated, “We have come to an agreement with Airbus to bring forward the delivery of our remaining A380 orders and have secured financing for these units.
“These new aircraft will also add more highly sought-after premium economy seats into our inventory, as we prepare to fully launch this cabin product in the coming months.”
“Emirates will continue to be the largest operator of this spacious and modern aircraft for the next two decades, and we are committed to ensuring that the Emirates A380 experience remains a customer favorite with ongoing investments to enhance our product and services” he added.
As travel restrictions relax with the global rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations, Emirates will resume A380 operations on more than a dozen popular routes from Dubai by October.
Amman, Cairo, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mauritius, Moscow, Munich, New York JFK, Paris, Toronto, Vienna, Washington DC, and Zurich are among the destinations.
Emirates now operates four-class A380s on its London Heathrow and Paris Charles De Gaulle itineraries.