Emirates reaches a ton

DUBAI, 20 October 2017: Already the largest A380s operator, Emirates will take deliver if its 100th A380 aircraft 3 November.

Over 80 million passengers have flown on the superjumbo in the nine years since it first joined Emirates’ fleet.

Today, Emirates flies the A380 to over 45 destinations across Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.

Emirates Airline president, Tim Clark said: “Our frequent flyers will have noticed countless improvements onboard over the years, ranging from minor updates such as the addition of in-seat USB and HDMI ports, to bigger cabin overhauls where for instance we relocated the central overhead luggage bins to create more spacious cabin on the upper deck.”

On the ground, Emirates operates out of a A380-dedicated airport concourse with 20 gates offering direct boarding from the airport lounge.

Emirates claims its on-board lounge remains one of the biggest draws of the aircraft to date, and is arguably the most popular spot at 40,000 feet. A brand new look was unveiled last July inspired by private yacht cabins. It features a more intimate and social area for up to 26 guests. The lounge now has a larger 55 inch LCD screen with surround sound speakers giving customers the latest flight information, or live TV broadcasts of the latest news or sports updates.

Emirates also introduced the world’s first two-class configured A380 in November 2015, making it the highest-capacity plane in the world with 615 seats on board.