Photos posted on Twitter show an Emirates Airbus A380 with a subtly modified livery, with the main modifications being to the aircraft’s tail.
The images show one of the airline’s Airbus A380s, registered as A6-EOE, with a modified tail and red-painted sharklets on the double-decker version.
Since arriving from Melbourne Airport (MEL) on February 28, 2023, A6-EOE has remained at Dubai International Airport (DXB), an Emirates hub, most likely for a cabin upgrade.
A6-EVM previously left DXB on January 6, 2023, after receiving a cabin upgrade, while A6-EUW returned to service on February 12, 2023.
The newest and 3rd change to the @emirates tail since the 90s
A6-EOE, the first aircraft to be painted with the new tail
Yes it looks like the Aeroflot tail but I kinda like it… Hopefully it won’t be a full change rather hope they will keep it A350 exclusive perhaps thoughts? pic.twitter.com/8QBxoy9V6H
— Buti Alnuaimi (@uaespotting) March 15, 2023
According to data from planespotters.net, the airline also updated the interiors of A6-EVC and A6-EVE. As a result, the two aircraft started operating again on March 8 and February 23, 2023, respectively.
Prior to October 2021, A6-EOE wore a unique livery known as the Year of the Fiftieth to celebrate the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 50th anniversary.
The A380 in question was given a unique livery between December 2018 and October 2021 to promote Expo 2020, which took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between October 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022.