Emirates expanded its fleet of Airbus
A380 passenger aircraft to 44, receiving two new A380s at the Airbus
Finkenwerder facility in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday, Dec. 21.
The Dubai-based airline operates the world's largest fleet of A380s, now flying one in three of the in-service aircraft. Currently Emirates has 96 more A380s worth $43 billion on order from Airbus, with about 71 expected to be delivered by the end of 2018.
“Continuous improvements are being made to the A380, by the manufacturer as well as by Emirates in terms of our on-board product. For instance our latest A380s have been fitted with even bigger high definition LCD TV screens to enhance the inflight entertainment experience. We’ve also introduced new touch-screen tablets that allow passengers to control all their seat functions and movie selections with just one swipe. Small details, but all these add up to provide a great flying experience,” said Tim Clark, president of Emirates.
The Middle East carrier also placed a $20 billion order for 50 A380s at the Dubai Airshow in November.