Emirates delivery of the 777 brings the total of that jet to 78.
‘Adel al Redha, Emirates executive vice-president of Engineering and Operations, said: “Our A380s are specifically deployed on high density routes where extra capacity is needed and have been well-received by passengers.
“Both the aircraft types exemplify our commitment to operating a modern fleet for the benefit of our passengers.”
With 25 A380 aircraft now in its fleet, Emirates said the number will grow to 31 by the end of 2012.’
“We are extremely proud to be handing over to Emirates their 25th A380,” said John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, Customers. “Operating at some of the world’s busiest airports, Emirates A380s are proving day in, day out not just how good the aircraft is at reducing congestion but also how quiet and environmentally friendly it is.”
Emirates’ fleet of A380s currently serve Amsterdam, Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow, Manchester, Munich, New York JFK, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.
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